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This is a webpage that discusses the various types of Text Editors.

NOTE: This webpage was created using the Vim text editor.

Background Definitions

Line Editor: text editor that involves the user modifying document text by entering in commands on a text-only terminal.


PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1): computer which was capable of running Colossal Typewriter, one of the earliest computer text editors.

Visual Editor / Full-Screen Editor: text editor that uses a text or graphical user interface to display text in an easy to read fashion.


Vim: Vi IMproved, A visual editor created by Bram Moolenaar in 1991 originally for the Amiga computer.

Common Features Of Text Editors

Advanced Features Of Text Editors


Syntax highlighting which makes reading and writing code much easier.

Types Of Specialized Editors


Xedit: A visual editor created by IBM employee, Xavier de Lamberterie for the use on IBM 3270 terminals, which supports automatic line numbers, and has commands that operate on blocks of lines.

Text Editor Quiz

What do you think is the best text editor?

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What's the first text editor that you used?

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List Of Text Editors You Enjoy (Eliminate The Ones You Don't By Clicking The Name!)

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