features I would like to see:

1. no memory limit (at least not 640 kB or 64 kB)
2. should preserve tabs
3. should run with native DOS too
4. acceptable UI
5. should be free

Which one is the best to use?

Posted on 2003-12-23 08:20:06 by japheth
I used Norton Editor (ne.com) in DOS. It was a very nice editor.
But it is not free (i think).

I did a search for 'DOS editor', and this page came up :

DOS Editors

There's an editor with assembler source. Maybe you like it.
Posted on 2003-12-23 12:53:01 by Jurgen
edit.com its included in all windows versions to my knowledge.
Posted on 2003-12-23 17:45:16 by Qages
Hm, there's one called... aurora, I think? Was pretty good as far as I remember.
Otherwise, there's the rhide (raw hide?) IDE from DJGPP, it's dos-extended and thus shouldn't have those pesky limits...
Posted on 2003-12-23 18:15:41 by f0dder

Qages, edit.com has problems with preserving tabs. Thats the main reason why I asked for an alternative
Jurgen Fransen and f0dder, thanks for the reply. Im about to check the links.

Posted on 2003-12-24 02:01:45 by japheth
The tread is old, but you can use FTE

Posted on 2004-01-20 23:34:21 by Xanatose
That come with DOS or it did. I thought Notepad.exe was a pure ascii editor? Editors are pretty easy to write in DOS text mode. You may need to take that route.
Posted on 2004-01-21 11:30:55 by mrgone

thanks for that edlin tip, which I wasnt aware of.

Xanatose, this editor is by far the best by now. Thanks a lot.

Posted on 2004-01-21 12:50:17 by japheth
e3 it's writen in assembly and it is small 12k
there versions foe win32 dos and most common nixs
Posted on 2004-01-26 20:36:20 by rob.rice