Dexterous Text Editor 1.5

dte is a small and easy to use console text editor. Colors and bindings can be fully customized to your liking. It has some features useful to programmers, like ctags support and it can parse compiler errors, but it does not aim to become an IDE.

Tags text-editor text editor syntax-highlighting ctags customizable c ncurses terminal console
License GNU GPL
State stable

Recent Releases

1.503 Nov 2017 19:25 minor feature: Added syntax highlighting for Nginx config files. Added some POSIX and C11 features to the C syntax highlighter. Added new command-line flags for listing (-B) and dumping (-b) built-in rc files. Moved some of the documentation in the dte(1) man page to a separate dterc(5) page. a terminal input triggered by redirecting stdin. some memory and file descriptor leaks. a few portability.
1.417 Oct 2017 19:05 minor feature: Changed the build system to compile all default configs and syntax highlighting files into the dte binary instead of installing and loading them from disk. The PKGDATADIR variable is now removed. Added syntax highlighting for the Vala and D languages. Added the ability to bind additional, xterm-style key combinations (e.g. bind C-M-S-left...) when TERM is tmux (previously only available for xterm and screen). Added an option to compile without linking to the ncurses library (make TERMINFO_DISABLE=1), to make it easier to create portable, statically-linked builds.
1.327 Aug 2017 09:05 minor feature: Added support for binding Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrows in xterm/screen/tmux. Added support for binding Ctrl+delete/Shift+delete in xterm/screen/tmux. Added the ability to override the default user config directory via the DTE_EDITOR enviornment variable. Added syntax highlighting for the Markdown, Meson and Ruby languages. Improved syntax highlighting for the C, awk and HTML languages. a with the -wq command when using split frames (wsplit). a segfault in git-open mode when not inside a git repo. a few cases of undefined behaviour and potential buffer overflow inherited from dex . all compiler warnings when building on OpenBSD 6. and clarified various details in the man pages. Renamed inc-home and inc-end commands to bolsf and eolsf, for consistency with other similar commands. Renamed dte-syntax.7 man page to dte-syntax.5 (users with an existing installation may want to manually delete dte-syntax.7).
1.230 Jul 2017 10:12 minor feature: Build system fixes and Unicode 10 support.
1.129 Jul 2017 07:02 minor feature: