Small simple Emacs like Editor for MicroComputers

Contributed by
Mike Hopkirk (hops)
Obtained from
Dan Lawrence based on code by Dave G. Conroy.
Shareware - See Copyright file here


MicroEMACS is a tool for creating and changing documents, programs, and other text files. It is both relatively easy for the novice to use, but also very powerful in the hands of an expert. MicroEMACS can be extensively customized for the needs of the individual user.

MicroEMACS allows several files to be edited at the same time. The screen can be split into different windows and screens, and text may be moved freely from one window on any screen to the next. Depending on the type of file being edited, MicroEMACS can change how it behaves to make editing simple. Editing standard text files, program files and word processing documents are all possible at the same time.

There are extensive capabilities to make word processing and editing easier. These include commands for string searching and replacing, paragraph reformatting and deleting, automatic word wrapping, word move and deletes, easy case controlling, and automatic word counts.

For complex and repetitive editing tasks editing macroes can be written. These macroes allow the user a great degree of flexibility in determining how MicroEMACS behaves. Also, any and all the commands can be used by any keystroke by changing, or rebinding, what commands various keys invoke.

Special features are also available to perform a diverse set of operations such as file encryption, automatic backup file generation, entabbing and detabbing lines, executing operating system commands and filtering of text through other programs (like SORT to allow sorting text).

Indispensable small editor
Examined Code, Used since 1990
Work Planned
see Hops-TODO
Tutorial, mss Document README
        ./me @dot_emacsrc
        Should come up into editor screen. 
        Any text entered appear on screen
        ^X^C y to then exit

Build Notes

This source is configured to be installed under /usr/skunk. To build it for a different location, compile with make INSTALL_DIR=directory or modify Makefile line INSTALL_DIR=/usr/skunk

The README file refers to code for building on NT and Windows - that source is not supplied with this distribution (This one is only for UNIX and DOS machines ).

THis distribution is heavily modified from a std 3.12 distrib. It includes some beta undo code frm Jim Kissel and a whole lot of (IMHO) improvements by me (hops). These are suppressable with CPP macros in estruct.h.

SkunkWare 5.0 1995