ncurses based eFTE editor – programmers lightweight editor

nefte is a lightweight programmers editor. Here is descriptioin:


Description : eFTE is an advanced programmers editor with goals of being lightweight, yet
            : totally configurable. Support for user defined programming languages, menu
            : systems and key bindings are provided with many common defaults already
            : defined. eFTE is still a new project, however, we extend from the FTE editor
            : which was first released in 1995, so eFTE is tried and true with many features
            : for the programmer/text editor.
            : This package contains nefte, the ncurses version of the editor.

And to install:

sudo yum install nefte


There are lot of features taht you can explore and use.
It is quite lightweight programmers editor.

vim mappings – easy way to do things.

You can use vim mappings to make some of your editor tasks very simple. Here I am giving you just a example, but you could always let your imagination run wild.

:nmap ,b Oj0c$**hP

And what do we do here.

O – Add a new line

– Go to normal mode

j – go to newly added line

0 – Go to begining of line

c$ – Change till end of line

****<Esc> – Enter  four stars

h – go back one character.

P –  Paste the last deleted line, which is what we deleted with c$.

This is just to show you how powerful, mappings can be. So, GO WILD with imagination.


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vim – yank/xopy in different register to paste

Very quick update, to use registers, you can select and then yank in a register to paste using the same register. This could be a convinient way to copy multiple selections and then paste which ever selection you want. Here is the simple way to do it:

visuallly select with v/V

then “qy to yank (here we are yanking into register q, so in the command you can use any of a-z to use as register)

then “qp to paste..

To, view all the registers, you can use the command “registers”.


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