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Is there a replacement for the in window editor of 16/32 bit versions of windows? Would be nice to have, though of course there are many workarounds to this problem.

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I myself use nano which is available in 32 bits for windows. It's good enough for my use but unlike good old edit, it doesn't seem to work with mouse in windows.


Another option would be SETEDIT

screenshot from sourceforge

It also has support for all major operating systems but I myself haven't used it. It seems that the latest version needs to be built separately for windows and Cygwin may be needed for that.

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And this will not open a new window in cmd/powershell? – soandos Dec 19 '11 at 1:50
@soandos What will not open a new window? – AndrejaKo Dec 19 '11 at 2:17
Nano (padding). – soandos Dec 19 '11 at 2:18
@soandos It shouldn't. It doesn't for me at least. It seems to behave like any other command line program when called from command line. – AndrejaKo Dec 19 '11 at 2:22
Do I have to compile it myself? – soandos Dec 19 '11 at 2:30

I use vim with the Windows PowerShell/CMD console. It has a bit of a learning curve to it, but once you get used to it, it makes editing code files very efficient because of the "motions" used to select and edit blocks of code.

There are some good arguments for using vim here.

A basic tutorial explains some of vim's commands.

There are tons of user created scripts to add more functionality and syntax highlighting for additional languages (including PowerShell).

There are also questions on Stack Overflow including this one that deal with setting up vim to execute PowerShell commands from within the program.

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