Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


Text editor in C


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Programming Text editor in C
# 1  
Old 09-24-2009
Text editor in C

Hi,
I want to create a text editor in C on Unix. Can any1 jus tell me how to start with n wat all I have to look into if I have to write an editor..

Thanks
# 2  
Old 09-24-2009
This sounds like a school project. We do not support homework this way.

I would download and research the source code from the GNU site for gedit or nano. Or maybe vim or elvis. Don't be surprised if this turns out to be a large effort.
# 3  
Old 09-24-2009
Just so you can't say nobody warned you: the current version of GNU ed (1.4) has, as a tarball, a size of 89 KB. The UNIX version of vim has about 7MB. And the current version of GNU emacs needs a download of 21 MB

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #911
Difficulty: Easy
In C, we can get the address of a variable as follows: pointer = &variable;
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Solaris

Default text editor

Hi, sorry if something similar has already asked. But I am interested how to change default text editor on Unix Solaris? When I open File Manager -> Edit -> Properties.. -> Category (Advanced Settings) -> Default Editor (Other) I have something like: shelltool sh -c "sleep 3; vi $FILE"... (13 Replies)
Discussion started by: spuzh
13 Replies

2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Any better text editor for unix?

Do you know any text editor (other than Gvim, which I am using) which is made specially for c type languages? The reason I ask for it is: I just spent 3 hours trying to find out start "if" and its end "if end".:wall: I hope there is an editor which can link each if with its closing endif . (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: animesharma
4 Replies

3. Windows & DOS: Issues & Discussions

need a good text editor for windows

I am looking to start to code some shell scripts, php, and probably some other web stuff. Free is preferred. I was looking at rocketedit but I would rather just use free open source if possible. On my Mac I love to use TextWrangler, so is there a Windows equivalent? For Vista/Win7 64bit ... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: tlarkin
5 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

how to add text after a particular line on vi editor

hi suppose i have file 0f 10 lines. i want to add something after 8 line. may i append it anyhow without opening file. eg. i can appned at last. echo text >> file Thanks (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: manoj_dahiya22
9 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Pasting text in VI editor from a different editor

Hi, I knw its a silly question, but am a newbie to 'vi' editor. I'm forced to use this, hence kindly help me with this question. How can i paste a chunk 'copied from' a different editor(gedit) in 'vi editor'? As i see, p & P options does work only within 'vi'. (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: harishmitty
10 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to load text editor PICO

Hi... I was wondering if anyone has any step by step guide on how to load the UNIX text editor PICO onto the Sun box? Thanks :) (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: atomicsushi
2 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Text editor

I currently use konsole fo rmy terminal use. when i go into vi and type the letter t the stupied thing highlights the letter brown and it messes my thing up. Whereever i type the letter t it highlights in brown. Is there some way to change it. I dont know how this problem start. RH 8 (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ASpin
3 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

pico text editor

I was wondering if there is any way to get a version of pico for windows. I have done a lot of programming work on Linux/UNIX exvironments for school, and I enjoy using pico for my programming needs, but I find all of the text editors in windows horrible, they distort my code and do not adhere to... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: popac
5 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Text editor on Sun OS 3.0

I trying to setup a netranger security box. I don't know unix and went to view a filein the text editor. What is command to exit text editor. I tried esc q and ctrl q. HELP!!! STUCK IN TEXT EDITOR :) (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: malic
2 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

VI or text editor

Before I learned how wonderfull VI and Unix was. I used a little crappy DOS editor. I wouldn't go back to it for anything. However I work with a lot of formatted files that use the column position. I wonder if any here knows of a way to make VI display the cursors coulmn position or if there is a... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Chrisg411
2 Replies

Featured Tech Videos