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ewin-editor

Simple editor for Window(GUI) users.No need to remember commands

2 releases

0.0.2 Oct 16, 2021
0.0.1 Oct 10, 2021

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ewin

Simple editor for Window(GUI) users.

No need to remember commands

It provides basic features as a minimal text editor:

  • Open/Save text files
  • Create new text files and empty text buffer on memory
  • Edit a text (put/delete characters, insert/delete lines, ...)
  • Support editing UTF-8 characters
  • Resizing terminal window supported. Screen size is responsible
  • Key binding support
  • Mouse support
  • Mocro support at Javascript
  • Context menu support
  • Tab support
  • Box select・Inseret support

Rust crate-name at crates.io

Sample image

  • grep
  1. Input Ctrl + g
  2. Input search character, search folder, file pattern.
  3. Display screen of grep result.
  4. Enter the Enter key on the 3th line of the grep result screen to open the target file in a new tab. The cursor moves to the character in the search result. grep
  • See below for other sample images

https://github.com/thinkingreed/ewin/wiki/Sample-image

Installation

On Ubuntu

... and other Debian-based Linux distributions

Download the latest .deb package from the release page and install it via:

On CentOS

Download the latest .rpm package from the release page and install it via:

rpm -ivh ewin_0.0.0.x86_64.rpm

On Windows

Download the latest .exe package from the release page and install it via:

Usage

CLI

Please see ewin --help for command usage.

File edit

Installing package introduces ew command in your system.

$ ew [file]         # Open files to edit

Output config file

Configuration file output.

$ ew -o, --output-config

The output location of the config file is as follows.

On Linux

$HOME/.config/ewin/

On Windows

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\ewin\

Operation

ewin is a mode-less text editor. Like other famous mode-less text editors such as Nano, Emacs, you can edit text in terminal window using a keyboard. And several keys with Ctrl or Alt modifiers are mapped to various features.

  • Operations
Mapping Motion Key recording
Ctrl + w Quit.
Ctrl + s Save current buffer to file.
F1 Key binding display at the bottom of the screen.
Ctrl + f Enter the characters to incremental search.Search target is open file.
Ctrl + g Grep. Enter the characters you want to search for. The search target is the UTF-8 file of the entered file pattern.
Linux・WSL
Command to use : grep -rHnI search_str --include=search_filenm search_folder
-r:Subfolder search,-H:File name display,-n:Line number display,-I: Binary file not applicable
Windows                                        
Command to use : dir -recurse search_folder -Exclude Binary file... | Select-String search_str
Shift + F1 Key record start or stop.Recording key operation.
Shift + F2 Execution of the recorded key.
Ctrl + o Open new file.
Ctrl + n Create new tab. Another operation is to double-click the header.
In case of Windows, it will not be recognized unless you double-click slowly
Alt + Switch tab.
Ctrl + e Specify the character code and reload. Or set the character code line feed code and BOM.
F12 Mouse capture changes.Used for clipboard access via terminal app
when connecting to a remote terminal
F10 Display Context menu.
  • Moving cursor
Mapping Motion Key recording
or Mouse ScrollUp Move cursor up. target
or Mouse ScrollDown Move cursor down. target
Move cursor right. target
Move cursor left. target
HOME Move cursor to head of line. target
END Move cursor to end of line. target
PAGE DOWN Next page. target
PAGE UP Previous page. target
Ctrl + HOME Move cursor to first of line. target
Ctrl + END Move cursor to last of line. target
Ctrl + l Move cursor to specified line.
  • Edit text
    Mapping Motion Key recording
    Enter Insert new line                   target     
    BACKSPACE Delete character                    target
    DELETE Delete next character target
    Tab Insert new tab target
    Ctrl + x Select range cut. target
    Ctrl + c Select range copy.If you want to copy to the clipboard when operating remotely, use F12 to switch the mouse operation. target
    Ctrl + v Paste the copied characters. target
    Ctrl + r Replace character.
    Ctrl + z Undo.Undo the last edit.
    Ctrl + y Redo.Make the last update again.
  • Select text
Mapping Motion Key recording
Shift + Select from the beginning of the current line and the end of the line above target
Shift + Select from the end of the current line and the beginning of the line below target
Shift + Select the next character.                           target
Shift + Select the previous character. target
Shift + HOME Select the head of line. target
Shift + END Select the end of line. target
Ctrl + a Select all. target
F3 Search for characters below.       target
Shift + F4 Search for above characters below.      target
Mouse Left.Down + Drag Select a range.
Mouse Double click Select a range.Delimiter is `` ! "#$%&()*+-',./:;<=>?@[]^`{ }~ ``
Mouse Triple click Select a line.
Shift + F6 Box(rectangle) Select mode Start or Stop.
Alt + Box(rectangle) Select from the beginning of the current line and the end of the line above target
Alt + Box(rectangle) Select from the end of the current line and the beginning of the line below target
Alt + Box(rectangle) Select the next character.                           target
Alt + Box(rectangle) Select the previous character. target
Alt + HOME Box(rectangle) Select the head of line. target
Alt + END Box(rectangle) Select the end of line. target

Operation restrictions

motion Mapping environment Contents
Key record Ctrl + F1 WSL keybindings.command."copy" and "paste" needs to be changed to something other than Ctrl+c, Ctrl+v. Ex)Ctrl+Shift+c, Ctrl+Shift+v
CopyPasteCut Ctrl + cvx WSL If you want to copy it to the clipboard, you need the path to powershell.exe. Try $ PSHOME in a PowerShell terminal

Setting file

When Output config file command is executed, the Setting configuration file is output to the following location, so it can be edited.

On Linux

$HOME/.config/ewin/setting.toml

On Windows

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\ewin\setting.toml

Initial Setting

The initial Settings are as follows.

Initial Setting

Key binding

When Output config file command is executed, the keybind configuration file is output to the following location, so it can be edited.

On Linux

$HOME/.config/ewin/keybind.json5

On Windows

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\ewin\keybind.json5

Initial key bind

The initial key bind settings are as follows.

Initial key bind

Maintenance

Operation / Unexpected error log is output below.

On Linux

/tmp/ewin/

On Windows

%USERPROFILE%AppData\Local\Temp\ewin\

Settings when using via Tera Term

Settings when using via Tera Term is as follows.

Using via Tera Term

Public functions for Javascript macros

Below is a list of published Javascript functions. Built-in v8 engine using rusty_v8.

Public functions for macros

Future Works

  • Swap file
  • Auto save file

License

This project is distributed under the MIT License.

Dependencies

~17MB
~389K SLoC