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pico 4.0
Oct 20, 2001 06:19AM
Contributed by: apex
Download: tgz archive

Very basic text editor. It supports the basic functions and little else: edit, save, search, cut-and-paste, and spell-check. It is "text-only"; that is, all commands are issued from the keyboard. At first look, pico may not seem very useful. This is partially true: compared with other text editors, its abilities are severely limited. But this is actually a good thing because it reduces the number of commands necessary to work the program -- that is, there are only a handful of commands you need to memorize. If you happen to forget anyway, there is a "help bar" along the bottom of the screen that lists all of the commands!   The reason to use pico is its simplicity. Pico is not very suitable for applications that require a lot of complex manipulations, such as advanced programming. Of course, text editors in general are not very suitable for such applications, given the ready availability and relative low cost of a variety of "visual" tools! This version of pico fixes a display error which appears in the version shipping with OSX.

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