nedit - powerful, customizable, Motif based text editor

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: nedit
Package version: 5.6~cvs20081118
Package release: 7
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 2.23 KB
Download size: 911.17 KB
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NEdit is a multi-purpose text editor for the X Window System, which combines a standard, easy to use, graphical user interface with the thorough functionality and stability required by users who edit text eight hours a day. It provides intensive support for development in a wide variety of languages, text processors, and other tools, but at the same time can be used productively by just about anyone who needs to edit text. Users of Macintosh and MS Windows based text editors will find NEdit a familiar and comfortable environment.



  • nedit-dmotif
  • nedit-smotif


  • nedit-dmotif
  • nedit-smotif


    Source package: nedit

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install nedit deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install nedit


    • /usr/bin/nedit
    • /usr/bin/nedit-nc
    • /usr/share/applications/nedit.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc-base/nedit
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/ReleaseNotes.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/faq.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/nedit.doc.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/nedit.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/actions.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/advancedTopics.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/basicSyntax.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/binding.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/calltips.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/clipboard.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/command_line.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/customize.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/defects.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/distribution.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/escapeSequences.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/examples.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/fill.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/format.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/hiliteInfo.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/indent.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/interface.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/keyboard.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/learn.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/macro_lang.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/macro_subrs.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/mailing_list.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/mouse.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/nedit.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/parenConstructs.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/patterns.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/preferences.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/programmer.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/rangeset.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/recovery.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/resources.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/search.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/select.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/server.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/shell.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/smart_indent.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/start.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/syntax.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/tabs.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/tags.html
    • /usr/share/doc/nedit/html/version.html
    • /usr/share/man/man1/nedit-nc.1.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/nedit.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/nedit
    • /usr/share/pixmaps/Nedit.xpm


    2009-10-05 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-7) unstable; urgency=low * Fixed the debian/rules to really create the debugging package (Closes: #549328)

    2009-09-28 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-6) unstable; urgency=low * Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.3 (no changes needed) * Created debugging symbols package * Added 10_EOF_Parser_error.dpatch created from upstream cvs to fix a parser error (upstream bug 2687525) * Added 30_off_by_one.dpatch created from upstream cvs to fix for off-by-one error, potentially causing a crash (upstream bug 2858723) * Added 40_Pointer_to_Integer.dpatch to fix compiler warning on 64 bit (from upstream bug 2846694) * Added 80_Update_version_description.dpatch to create a version string reflecting the real version, i.e. a cvs checkout of 5.6. * Updated patches to comply with DEP3 format for patches.

    2009-05-08 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-5) unstable; urgency=low * Apply 70_EditVersionText.dpatch and slightly improved the text.

    2009-05-05 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-4) UNRELEASED; urgency=low * Upload to unstable. * Standards-Version bumped to 3.8.1 (no changes needed) * Bumped build-depends on lesstif2-dev to >= 1:0.95.0-2.3 because of crashing bug in previous versions. * Improved debian/nedit.desktop, proper use of fields, and now also install it. * Added 70_EditVersionText.dpatch to improve the text shown on "nedit -version" and remove the warning about a bad lesstif.

    2009-02-12 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-3) experimental; urgency=low * Removed source/nedit-nc in debian/rules clean target because nedit fails to build twice * Reference to GLP-2 in debian/copyright instead of GPL (Lintian pedantic warning copyright-refers-to-symlink-license) * Use "set -e" in debian/postinst and debian/prerm instead of setting it on the #! line (Policy 10.4)

    2009-02-10 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low * Removed patch 01_CleanupLinks and remove the symlinks directly in debian/rules (fails to build twice in a row otherwise).

    2009-02-02 - Paul Gevers <> nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-1) UNRELEASED; urgency=low * CVS checkout of 5.6 branch to experiment with upcoming release * New maintainer (Closes: 499316) * Adjusted short description (removed "A" at beginning) * Added patch system (dpatch) * Added debian/README.source * Checked original diff.gz changes (all implemented upstream or solved below) * Clean up of symlinks in Makefile clean rule (patch 01_CleanupLinks) * Added -DBUILD_BROKEN_NEDIT and -DBUILD_UNTESTED_NEDIT to CFLAGS in debian/rules and changed Makefile.linux to use it because LessTif2 version in Debian is considered bugged by upstream (patch 20_ChangeFlagsLinuxMakefile) * Updated debian/rules to use dh_install * Removed doc/README.FAQ (not relevant) * Build man pages from pod source to change name of NC in Nedit-NC (patch 50_ChangeNCinMan) * Created debian/nedit.desktop file and install it