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DOS Editor
« on: November 09, 2014, 03:11:00 AM »
I've installed the gcc for DOS inside a virtual machine. It works fine. But I need a good DOS editor for the sources. Has anyone an idea?

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 04:05:16 AM »

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 04:36:44 AM »
Erol,

SET's Editor :

http://sourceforge.net/projects/setedit/

thank you for the link. It comes with sources, but one has to patch the LIBC for re-compiling under DOS. That's a bit awkward.

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2014, 05:27:28 AM »
Hi Gunther,

   I use the WordPerfect Programmer's Editor.  A package with it
zipped up was at a university's site.  If Google does not find it,
I can attach it here, or I could sent it to you.  If you ever used
WordPerfect 5.x for DOS, you will know how it feels to use it.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2014, 06:44:04 AM »
Hi Steve,

   I use the WordPerfect Programmer's Editor.  A package with it
zipped up was at a university's site.  If Google does not find it,
I can attach it here, or I could sent it to you.  If you ever used
WordPerfect 5.x for DOS, you will know how it feels to use it.

thank you for the hint. The better way is to send it via mail, if that's possible.

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 07:16:51 AM »
Hi,

   I am not at home now, but here is a link.  If it does not work
I will send it to later.  And I have the original documentation
if you have any questions.

http://texteditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WordPerfect_Editor

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2014, 12:54:25 PM »
Thank you, Steve. The link works fine. :t

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 07:28:32 AM »
I used PC-Write by Bob Wallace
Shareware - I think I had version 2.70

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 08:40:13 AM »
Dave,

I used PC-Write by Bob Wallace
Shareware - I think I had version 2.70

how much is it?

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2014, 09:47:00 AM »
Thank you, Steve. The link works fine.

Hi Gunther,

   Two hints that took me a very long time to find out.  Use the
F6 key to copy white space from the line above to speed up
indenting.  Invoke the editor with the filename on the command
line with the /L switch.

ed /l filename

Exit normally, and then the next time you want to edit the file,
use the following.

ed /l

And you will have the cursor at the position it was when you
exited before.

   And you can create your own help files.  I have made a few
with some programming trivia that I can't remember from year
to year.

Regards,

Steve N.

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 11:38:19 PM »
Thank you for the hints, Steve. That's helpful.  :t

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2014, 12:15:33 AM »
PC-Write was free
for a donation of 10 or 20 USD, you get rid of a splash screen
or debug it and get rid of it   :badgrin:

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2014, 07:07:05 AM »
Hi Dave,

PC-Write was free
for a donation of 10 or 20 USD, you get rid of a splash screen
or debug it and get rid of it   :badgrin:

thank you for the information. I'll search inside the net.

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2014, 01:39:26 AM »
I liked PC-Write because it would perform a lot of great operations
many of them are still not available on newer editors
things like block operations, etc
I used DEBUG and PC-Write to disassemble many programs, including most of DOS   :P

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Re: DOS Editor
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2014, 04:35:07 AM »
Hi Dave,

I liked PC-Write because it would perform a lot of great operations
many of them are still not available on newer editors
things like block operations, etc
I used DEBUG and PC-Write to disassemble many programs, including most of DOS   :P

is there a 64-KB limit?

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