Text editor

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Text editor

Postby jibanes » February 9th, 2014, 4:39 pm

Is there a simple text editor (or vi-ish, but not ed) I can use to write some C code to be compiled with the Aztec C compiler on CPM/2.2?
I have tried Vedit, but I couldn't even find how to save a file.

Thanks!
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Re: Text editor

Postby AltairClone » February 9th, 2014, 5:46 pm

WordMaster (WM.COM) is on the CP/M disk(s) provided with the Clone. It is an easy to learn screen editor. Uses mostly WordStar conventions for cursor and page movement. Built-in help by pressing Ctrl-J.

The editor directly enters full-screen editing mode when started. Press ESC to drop into command mode. Q to quit without saving, E to exit and save. V re-enters full screen edit mode.

The version of WM on the CP/M disks provided with the Clone expects a VT-100 compatible terminal. Other terminal control versions can be found if needed.

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Re: Text editor

Postby jibanes » February 9th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Thank you, this works great.
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Re: Text editor

Postby AltairClone » February 9th, 2014, 10:30 pm

Maybe we can use the BDS C compiler to port a version of "vi" to CP/M!

I've looked and looked for vi ready to run under CP/M, but haven't had any luck.

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Re: Text editor

Postby barney » February 12th, 2014, 12:26 am

I have Vedit (Vplus8C) up and running on the Altair and using it for C programs on the Aztec compiler. If there is interest, I can post the floppy image and a .pdf user guide.
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