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NEdit is a Unix text editor for programmers and general users. It has a graphical user interface and a macro language with a complete library of editing functions, syntax highlighting for 30 common languages and text processors, and the best mouse-interactivity available in a Unix text editor. It has built-in syntax patterns for CSS, Regex, and XML, and supports wheel mouse scrolling and high/true-color systems.


User guide available in HTML format from


Download version 5.5 (stable)
released on 15 October 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey30 October 2001

Leaders and contributors

Mark Edel Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Support E-mail
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help E-mail
Developer E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use LessTif or OpenMotif
Required to build Make
Weak prerequisite Yacc (bison)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 May 2005.


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