joe - Joe's Own Editor
JOE is a powerful ASCII-text screen editor. It has a "mode-less" user interface which is similar to
many user-friendly PC editors. Users of Micro-Pro's WordStar or Borland's "Turbo" languages will
feel at home. JOE is a full featured UNIX screen-editor though, and has many features for editing
programs and text.
JOE also emulates several other editors. JSTAR is a close imitation of WordStar with many "JOE"
extensions. JPICO is a close imitation of the Pine mailing system's PICO editor, but with many
extensions and improvements. JMACS is a GNU-EMACS imitation. RJOE is a restricted version of JOE,
which allows you to edit only the files specified on the command line.
Although JOE is actually five different editors, it still requires only one executable, but one with
five different names. The name of the editor with an "rc" appended gives the name of JOE's initial-
ization file, which determines the personality of the editor.
JOE is free software; you can distribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Pub-
lic License as published by the Free Software Foundation. I have no plans for turning JOE into a
commercial or share-ware product. JOE is available over the Internet from www.source-