Extra commands for the extensible edward text editor

git clone https://git.8pit.net/edward-contrib.git


2023-07-12 README.md: Update installation instructions Sören Tempel
2023-07-12 Fetch edward from the CHICKEN Egg repository Sören Tempel
2023-04-16 menu-select: improve error handling Sören Tempel
2023-04-16 Don't run edward-main unconditionally Sören Tempel
2023-04-16 Don't error if FZF is interrupted by SIGINT Sören Tempel

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This repositories demonstrates the addition of new commands to the edward text editor. The editor provides a Scheme library interface through which new commands can be added. Using this library interface, the following commands have been implemented in this repository:

  1. A ctags command which set the current address to a given tag.
  2. An fzf command for changing the current file.
  3. A pipe command for filtering text using shell commands.
  4. A scroll command which is provided by many BSD ed(1) implementations.


Recording of a terminal session which demonstrates the usage of an enhanced version of the Unix text editor ed(1). The editor is used to display the contents of a Scheme source code file. Within this editor session, a "z" (scroll), "T" (ctags), and "F" (fzf) command is used to navigate the source code.


Assuming CHICKEN is already installed, run:

$ git clone https://github.com/nmeum/edward-contrib
$ cd edward-contrib
$ chicken-install

Afterwards, edward-contrib should be available in your $PATH.


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