is a yet another full screen line oriented text
editor that utilizes both a mix of primary and line commands.
It has many of the full screen text editing features like that found in IBM's ISPF/PDF/SPF product as found on
their TSO mainframes.
is a WYSIWYG style text editor,
specifically designed for the workstations (Unix and Windows), with a focus on
hardware engineers who may also do some programming. For those who have a need to
work across several Unix workstations. To have the look, feel, and operation of
the editor with features that work very much the same across the various Unix and
| CWTE is an Open Source program that is FREE for you to use
( however, a
DONATION would be greatly appreciated ). Before using the CWTE
program, know that CWTE is distributed under the terms of the 'BSD 2-CLAUSE' STYLE
LICENSE which you should read and comply with. CWTE is
distributed in the hopes that it will be useful for you, both at work and at home.
To be that editor you have been searching for that provides the inter workstation
commonality across the various platforms.
has been styled and modeled off of the full screen
text editor like that found within the ISPF/PDF product on the IBM TSO
mainframe (however, there is no 'EDIT MACRO' or API built-in functions). But
note that all PF keys can be personally assigned with primary and line commands of
your choice and many command sequences can be grouped into one PF key if you like.
And like most Unix and Windows programs, it does utilize the mouse, can do global
cut and paste, can resize the window, etc. Note however, that this is a text editor
and not a word processor. CWTE has been designed to be a work horse on Unix Xwindows
workstations and Windows computers. To be dynamically interactive, to be able to
bring up the editor most anywhere at any time, to quickly see your data, to start
work immediately, and most of all, to have many of the edit features like that found
in the ISPF/PDF text editor.
- Mac OS X
has been designed to be useable on a variety of workstation and personal computer
does not have a colorful screen or fancy buttons, it does have a lot of nice features.
should work on most all
versions of Windows and Unix Xwindows platforms. And being designed
for Xwindows, CWTE (within the Unix environment) can also edit files located on
remote workstations and/or be used from remote workstations. See the 'Requirements' web page for platform details and check the
'DownLoads' web page to see what versions are
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Ring Of Views
also has a full screen File-List
feature for viewing directory contents, where you can further select files
and/or subdirectories from the displayed list. The list can be scrolled and
the viewing/selecting of files and directories can be endless.
|All of the various file and directory
views in CWTE are contained in a round robin ring of views. Where you
can view as many files and directories as you please with commands to find,
branch back, relocate views, etc as available memory will allow. Further,
there are line commands (not cut/paste) that can copy/move lines of
text data (including file/directory entries) between the views. Further,
you could visually compare text files by switching adjacent views back
and forth, syncing the lines as you scroll down each of the text file
|When in the File-List view, there is a line command that will allow launching of an
application program based on the file type (SAA).
|The File-List feature comes in handy when using the terminal
command-line wild cards to select files. CWTE can catch the accidental
command line entering of a wild card run away that sometimes happens by
creating a list of entries to select from rather than the program opening
each and every file. And if you do decide to open an excessive number of
files (an option), a simple command can easily close all of them at once.
Further, you can block selected views from the accidental closing via a
|When starting CWTE in a directory
with no options, it will display a File-List view of the directory contents in which you can
select and view entries.
has been working reliability for many years and new features are always being added
to meet work related and/or personal needs. And when major annoyances were
discovered, such as dealing with the multi use key arrangement mix in the
keyboard of laptops or wanting the insert state to be ignored when the cursor is
within the line command field, those changes were made to make life easier.
for more info.
Web Page Updated July 3 2014