I am using 'git bash' for Windows (from 'git for Windows') which in turn consists of mingw+msys and a mintty.
This mingw installation contains a 'vi' editor which works in the mintty. Good.
Question: Are there any other editors available which run in the mintty terminal emulation window?
The problem is that apparently the mintty terminal window is not a real tty but just uses stdin/stdout to communicate with the application (editor).
Nano just says: 'Redirection is not supported.'. Emacs -nw just says emacs: 'standard input is not a tty'
I would be happy with any basic text editor which has a better user interface than vi.