Linux doesn't have
EDT, but there are scores of editors available. The only one that's guaranteed to be included in every UNIX version is
vi---forget it, your sysadm must have installed something better. Probably the most popular editor is
emacs, which can emulate
EDT to a certain degree;
jed is another editor that provides
These two editors are particularly useful for editing program sources, since they have two features unknown to
EDT: syntax hilighting and automatic indentation. Moreover, you can compile your programs from within the editor (command
ESC-X compile); in case of a syntax error, the cursor will be positioned on the offending line. I bet that you'll never want to use the true blue
If you have
emacs: start it, then type
ESC-X edt-emulation-on. Pressing ALT--X or ESC-X is
emacs' way of issuing commands, like
EDT's CTRL--Z. From now on,
emacs acts like
EDT apart from a few commands. Differences:
fgto resume it);
If you have
jed: ask your sysadm to configure
jed properly. Emulation is already on when you start it; use the normal keypad keys, and press CTRL--H CTRL--H or CTRL-? to get help. Commands are issued in the same way as
emacs'. In addition, there are some handy key bindings missing in the original
EDT; key bindings can also be tailored to your own taste. Ask your sysadm.
In alternative, you may use another editor with a completely different interface.
emacs in native mode is an obvious choice; another popular editor is
joe, which can emulate other editors like
emacs itself (being even easier to use) or the DOS editor. Invoke the editor as
jstar and press, respectively, CTRL-X H or CTRL-J to get online help.
jed are much more powerful than good ol'