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JED is a freely available text editor for Unix, VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, and MS Windows.

  • Color syntax highlighting on color terminals, e.g., Linux console or a remote color terminal via dialup (as well as Xjed).
  • Folding support (New for 0.98!)
  • Emulation of Emacs, EDT, Wordstar, and Brief editors.
  • Extensible in a language resembling C. Completely customizable.
  • Capable of read GNU info files from within JED's info browser
  • A variety of programming modes (with syntax highlighting) are available including C, C++,FORTRAN, TeX, HTML, SH, IDL, DCL, NROFF...
  • Edit TeX files with AUC-TeX style editing (BiBTeX support too).
  • Asynchronous subprocess support.
  • Built-in support for the GPM mouse driver on Linux console.
  • Abbreviation mode and Dynamic abbreviation mode.
  • Also compiles and runs under VMS, OS/2, MSDOS, MS Windows.
  • 8 bit clean with mutekey support.
  • Rectangular cut/paste; regular expressions; incremental searches; search replace across multiple files; multiple windows; multiple buffers; shell modes; directory editor (dired); mail; rmail; ispell; and much, much more.

Current Version:   0.99.11

License Type:   GPL

Home Site:

Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

Targeted Platforms:

Unix, VMS, MSDOS, OS/2, and MS Windows.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

This version of JED requires slang version 0.99-36 or higher.

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