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Elvis 2.0 is a clone of the vi/ex, the standard Unix editor. Elvis 2.0 adds the following features (beyond mere emulation of vi/ex)...

  • Multiple edit buffers, so you can edit several files at the same time.
  • Multiple windows, so those edit buffers can share screen space.
  • Multiple display modes, including...
    • "normal" which looks like the traditional vi screen
    • "hex" which is good for viewing binary files
    • "syntax" which supports syntax coloring (configurable)
    • "man" which formats Unix man-pages like nroff
    • "html" which formats Web pages
  • Online hypertextual help
  • A variety of user interfaces, including...
    • "termcap" which uses text screens like the traditional vi
    • "x11" which provides a GUI interface for Unix/X-windows users
  • Compiling: elvis can parse error messages, and move to source of error
  • WYSIWYG printing, with drivers for most printer types
  • Built-in calculator with a C-like syntax
  • Extreme customizability

Current Version:   2.1_4

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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Unix, DOS, Windows NT

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