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JOE, Joe's Own Editor, is a very famous Wordstar like text editor. Written completely in C, JOE is an operating system independent text editor.

JOE was writen by Joseph H. Allen with assistance from Gary Gray.


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  • -asis - Display characters with codes above 128
  • -backpath director - Store backup files in specified diretcory
  • -beep - Sound the bell on errors
  • -columns nnn - Set the number of screen columns
  • -csmode - Repeat the previous search by default.
  • -exask - Verify filename before writing
  • -force - Insert a line feed at the end of file if neccessary
  • -help - Start the editor with the help window displayed
  • -keepup - Update colums and line information immediately rather than delaying one second
  • -lines n - Show 'n' lines on screen
  • -mid - Scroll right to bring lengthy lines into view
  • -nonotice - Prevent the display of copyright notice
  • -nosta - Hide the status line
  • -pg n - Retain 'n' previously viewed lines after scrolling

File Options

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  • -autoindent - Duplicate indentations on next line after pressing Enter
  • -crif - Use DOS-style line feeds
  • -linums - Show the line numbers
  • -lmargin n - Set the left margin at 'n' columns
  • -overwrite - Use the overwrite mode
  • -rmargin n - Set the right margin at 'n' columns
  • -tab n - Set the tab width at 'n' columns
  • -wordwrap - Use wordwrapping for lengthy lines

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