ghalkes:~# command line tools

The Tilde Text Editor

About Tilde

Tilde is a text editor for the console/terminal, which provides an intuitive interface for people accustomed to GUI environments such as Gnome, KDE and Windows. For example, the short-cut to copy the current selection is Control-C, and to paste the previously copied text the short-cut Control-V can be used. As another example, the File menu can be accessed by pressing Meta-F.

However, being a terminal-based program there are limitations. Not all terminals provide sufficient information to the client programs to make Tilde behave in the most intuitive way. When this is the case, Tilde provides work-arounds which should be easy to work with.

The main audience for Tilde is users who normally work in GUI environments, but sometimes require an editor for a console/terminal environment. This may be because the computer in question is a server which does not provide a GUI, or is accessed remotely over SSH. Tilde allows these users to edit files without having to learn a completely new interface, such as vi or Emacs do. A result of this choice is that Tilde will not provide all the fancy features that Vim or Emacs provide, but only the most used features.

News

Tilde version 0.3.4 released

This release adds warnings about trying to overwrite a read-only file, improves the warnings about encoding issues when saving and fixes the setting of the comment-keyword style.

12-Feb-2015

Tilde version 0.3.3 released

This release adds warnings about trying to overwrite a read-only file, improves the warnings about encoding issues when saving and fixes the setting of the comment-keyword style.

17-Jul-2014

Tilde version 0.3.2 released

This release correctly handle errors in conversion when loading files. When the converter failed in unexpected ways Tilde would crash.

Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2011-2014 G.P. Halkes
Tilde is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 3.