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This is the Linux app named CBRIEF for JED whose latest release can be downloaded as cbrief-for-jed-1.0.4.tar.gz. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.

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JED (http://jedsoft.org/jed/) is a text editor by John E. Davis. It is an ancient emacs clone but has very good engine and uses SLang instead of Lisp.

BRIEF was a powerful programmers text editor released first by Underwear (1986-1988) and later (1991/1992) by Borland.

This project is a BRIEF v3.1 Emulation (with patches) For JED.

The original CBRIEF manual can be found at archive.org:

I was always used BRIEF compatible editors. When I moved to linux, first I patched jove (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JOVE), jove did the work for long time but jove does not support UTF8, so the last few years I use JED.

I suggest to see this project before continue http://grief.sourceforge.net and this https://github.com/nereusx/grief-fix

It should work on windows too, but I have no windows any more and I cant support it.

More on wiki


  • BRIEF v3.1 keys
  • Nicer interface and colors
  • BRIEF v3.1 macros


Advanced End Users, Developers

User interface

X Window System (X11), Console/Terminal, Curses/Ncurses

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