e3

e3 is a full-screen, user-friendly text editor with an interface similar to that of either WordStar, Emacs, Pico, Nedit, or vi. It's heavily optimized for size and independent of libc or any other libraries, making it useful for mini-Linux distributions and rescue disks. The assembler version supports Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Win9x, QNX, Atheos, BeOS, ELKS, and DOS. There is also a separately distributed version written in C which supports some other Unix versions and CygWin. It is also possible to use regular expressions by using child processes like sed. e3 has a built in arithmetic calculator.

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  •  27 May 2010 19:19

    Release Notes: This release fixes some bugs, most of them related with UTF-8 processing. It has been adjusted to the current NASM & YASM assemblers.

    •  01 Nov 2007 21:10

      Release Notes: Final release: adjusted to current versions of NASM and YASM assemblers.

      •  29 Jan 2006 12:41

        Release Notes: UTF-8 support for Linux was enhanced. Some bugs were fixed.

        •  27 Oct 2005 18:57

          Release Notes: This release works on NetBSD again, and there are some bugfixes.

          •  22 Feb 2005 21:45

            Release Notes: This release has an improved x86-64 version and bugfixes.

            Recent comments

            27 Oct 2005 11:13 kleine

            Re: Problem with e3c on mipsel


            > Hi, I compiled e3c for mipsel cpu,

            > it works fine, but I'm unable to save

            > any file.

            > It writes to the bottom line in e3c :

            > ERROR 2

            >

            Due help of Chr.Ostheimer (thanks!) e3c should

            compile and run on mipsel cpu very well

            starting in release 2.6.3 (aka 2.63) .

            All the best,

            Albrecht

            14 Apr 2004 04:35 Megy

            Problem with e3c on mipsel
            Hi, I compiled e3c for mipsel cpu,
            it works fine, but I'm unable to save any file.
            It writes to the bottom line in e3c : ERROR 2

            29 Mar 2003 09:14 kleine

            Re: nice little editor; watch out for file permissions bug

            > I found one possible bug: when the
            > editor saves a file, it creates a new
            > file which has permissions modified by
            > umask; this results in unexpected change
            > to the permissions on the file. The
            > "backup" of the saved file is
            > not affected.


            This is fixed in release 2.42.
            BTW,
            please send a CC of any bug reports
            to the author.

            04 Nov 2002 19:14 TxRx

            nice little editor; watch out for file permissions bug
            I just started using this. Its a nice little editor and small so I can carry it around on a disk to different jobs.

            I found one possible bug: when the editor saves a file, it creates a new file which has permissions modified by umask; this results in unexpected change to the permissions on the file. The "backup" of the saved file is not affected.
            (test on RH 2.2 and e3 in WS mode)

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