Bug#563237: jed-extra: not obvious how to use new modes

G. Milde milde at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jan 4 07:45:22 UTC 2010

On  1.01.09, Jonathan Nieder wrote:

> I am looking for a simple editor that accepts vi bindings and supports
> syntax highlighting.

> But xjed(1),
> /usr/share/doc/xjed/README{,.Debian,.Debian-startup}, and
> /usr/share/doc/jed-extra/README{,.Debian} provide no guidance that I
> can see how to use.

Jed configuration is completely done in (commented) configuration files.
Debian keeps them at /etc/jed.d/. The solution for your problem is in

> xjed itself does not support vi keys 

In the Debian default configuration, (x)jed emulates emacs.

> Would it be possible to add some note to some README.Debian to help
> ex-pats from other editors to start out? 

There are hints in README.Debian but I agree that these are only indirect.

> I look forward to your thoughts.

Would it help to replace the heading "Startup scheme" with "Configuration"?

Should we add "How do I select a different emulation mode?" to the FAQs?


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