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uEmacs/Pk 4.0.15 on Linux
uEmacs/Pk 4.0.15 on Linux
Developer(s)Dave Conroy, Daniel M. Lawrence
Initial release1985; 35 years ago (1985)
Stable release
4.0 / March 20, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-03-20)
Preview release
Written inANSI C
Operating systemMultiplatform
TypeText editor
LicensePublic-domain software

MicroEMACS is a small, portable Emacs-like text editor originally written by Dave Conroy in 1985, and further developed by Daniel M. Lawrence (1958–2010[1][2]) and was maintained by him. MicroEMACS has been ported to many operating systems, including CP/M,[3] MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, VAX/VMS, Atari ST, AmigaOS, OS-9, and various Unix-like operating systems.

Variants of MicroEMACS also exist, such as mg, a more GNU Emacs-compatible editor. Many relationships to vi can also be found in MicroEMACS. The vi clone vile was based on an older version of MicroEMACS.

Linus Torvalds uses a customized[4] version (maintained by him) of uEmacs/PK 4.0.15.[5] This version was adapted by Petri H. Kutvonen from MicroEMACS 3.9e.

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  1. ^ le_trombone (June 9, 2010). "Daniel M. Lawrence, 1958 - 2010". Archived from the original on April 20, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  2. ^ R. Earle Harris. "The Open Rho Project". Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "ftp.funet.fi:/pub/cpm/editors/". www.commodore.ca. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  4. ^ "uemacs/uemacs.git - Micro-emacs". git.kernel.org. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
  5. ^ Rzeszótko, Jarosław (October 16, 2006). "Stifflog - Stiff asks, great programmers answer". Archived from the original on November 24, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-08.

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