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Old 12-19-03, 06:59 PM
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Need a decent MS-DOS text editor

I can't believe I have to post this, but I can't find anything.

I'm just looking for a simple, small, stupid DOS text editor. Just something that will allow for viewing and editing text files. I don't like using MS-DOS Edit because it's got some weird stuff (you can select rows with Shift-Delete, but then hitting the Delete key only deletes one character, etc.)

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Old 12-19-03, 07:09 PM
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Are you running under DOS or just a DOS window?
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Originally posted by X
Are you running under DOS or just a DOS window?
Heh. DOS window under WinXP.

Why, incidentally? I'm guessing you're asking because a DOS window could allow mouse support via the Windows subsystem, whereas pure DOS would need the program to offer mouse support. But that's the only difference I can imagine...

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Do you have to do it in DOS. Notepad is a simple "pure text" editor. I use it often for code. (If file is too large for Notepad, you can force Wordpad to work in pure text too, but it defaults to a Word subset.)
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Originally posted by sfsdfd
Heh. DOS window under WinXP.

Why, incidentally? I'm guessing you're asking because a DOS window could allow mouse support via the Windows subsystem, whereas pure DOS would need the program to offer mouse support. But that's the only difference I can imagine...
Because I have some great old DOS editors but I'm afraid they won't work under NTFS and maybe not under FAT32.

The DOS window is not exactly the same as the DOS OS either. I have to use a DOS-bootable partition to maintain some old software.

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