Found my favorite DOS editor
bitwiz at 12bitsbest.com
Tue Sep 28 16:19:18 CDT 2021
Editors are like religion once you have a favorite you defend it like crazy.
I discovered the Basic Reconfigurable Interactive Editing Facility
(Brief), initially sold by Underware😁 and then Solution Systems, in the
late 80s. It quickly became my favorite editor. Eventually Borland
bought it and killed it.
Now I use SlickEdit in Brief emulation mode on Windows and several
versions of Linux. Slickedit is a great multi emulation, powerful
editor. I recommend you check it out.
Deep down inside I also have a soft spot for EMACS.
And, BTW, there is a native (not Teco macros) OS/8 version of an EMACS
like editor that can be found here:
I have used it extensively on my PiDP-8/I under OS/8 and I intend to use
it on my real, newly acquired, PDP-8/E when I get some mass storage and
I can run OS/8.
On 9/28/2021 1:27 PM, Van Snyder via cctalk wrote:
> I found files for my favorite DOS editor on an archive from my OS/2
> machine, which replaced my DOS machine in about 1990.
> The editor was ETOOL, from Amerisoft.
> If anybody wants the files, I'm happy to send them.
> -rw-r--r-- 1 vsnyder staff 245248 Mar 8 1988 e/dos/etool.exe
> -rw-r--r-- 1 vsnyder staff 1024 Mar 8 1988 e/dos/etool.fig
> -rw-r--r-- 1 vsnyder staff 83968 Jul 9 1985 e/dos/etool.hlp
> I lost the manual decades ago.
> Van Snyder
> van.snyder at sbcglobal.net
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