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Simple command-line-based text editor

JOE (Joe's Own Editor) is a small, terminal-based, lightweight, emacs-like editor originally written in 1991.

Termcap/Terminfo support allows JOE to use any terminal or terminal emulator. Much of the look and feel of JOE is determined by its simple configuration file "joerc".

This package is still maintained by its original author.


Online documentation available at:

See also the man page at:


Download version 4.3 (stable)
released on 31 August 2016

VCS Checkout

hg clone joe-editor-mercurial


Related Projects

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 2 January 2017.


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