Re: [editor] external editor

From: Erwin S. Andreasen (erwin@PIP.DKNET.DK)
Date: 07/09/97

On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Ben Leibig wrote:

> I have been on a few muds, well accualy one, called mume that uses a really
> good system for editing.  First, you have to be using a client that supports
> their system(cancan, or powwow) but if you are you can use any editor on your
> system as an external editor and then when you exit and save, it sends your
> text back to the mud which puts it where it needs to go.  This method of
> using an external editor lets builders use something like MS-WORD or pico to
> build thier zones.  This is really good since such programs have SPELL CHECK :).
> Anyway has anyone worked on some sort of system like this for circlemud?

Note for circleMUD, but I have a system that does exactly that - and  the
source code is public. For Envy only however :)

The system is used on AR and the only client so far to have it built in is
mcl (see my homepage). However, the system works using triggers, so any
client that supports triggers and external commands will work (someone has
gotten at least tf to work with it).

Get mcl and look in the mudftp directory. The source is sliightly
obsolete, there's been a small bugfix to the client since.. I'll send it
to however is interested in implemented.

I can tell you that using your favorite editor to edit notes, text files,
mob programs and such is a REAL improvent of normal line-editing, even if
that has s/replace, deleteing/inserting lines and such.

Erwin Andreasen Herlev, Denmark <>    UNIX System Programmer
<URL:>                       (not speaking for) DDE

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