nedit - powerful, customizable, Motif based text editor

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename nedit_5.7-2_amd64.deb
Package name nedit
Package version 5.7
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category editors implemented-in::c interface::graphical interface::text-mode interface::x11 role::program scope::application uitoolkit::motif use::editing works-with::text x11::application
License -
Maintainer Paul Gevers <>
Download size 748.73 KB
Installed size 2.33 MB
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.
Because of its mature age, NEdit does not support UTF-8 text files,
nor will that be implemented.


Package Version Architecture Repository
nedit_5.7-2_i386.deb 5.7 i386 Debian Main
nedit - - -


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libc6 >= 2.14
libx11-6 -
libxm4 >= 2.3.4
libxt6 -


Name Value
nedit-dmotif -
nedit-smotif -


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nedit-dmotif -
nedit-smotif -


Type URL
Binary Package nedit_5.7-2_amd64.deb
Source Package nedit

Install Howto

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




2017-06-18 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.7-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable
2017-02-10 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.7-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- Drop obsolete patches (applied upstream)
- Refresh patches
- Upload to experimental due to the freeze
* Bump debhelper version to 10
* Clean spurious util/check_lin_tif + add debian/missing-sources for it
2016-09-12 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6a-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* Real upload of 1:5.6a-4 (I fail to upload it)
2016-09-09 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6a-4) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
* Update desktop file to use %F instead of %U (LP: #1395437)
* Remove menu per TC ruling
* Remove nedit-dbg package and build with new debug framework instead
* Add improve_no_X_font_handling.patch from upstream to avoid Nedit to
crash when no X-font is available (LP: #1415309)
* Replace Nedit.xpm by 128x128 pixel nedit.png
* Update d/control with current upstream website and https for VCS-git
* Bump Standards (no further changes)
2015-10-03 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6a-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Still more repoducible build issues, documentation was containing
the build date. Updated allow_reproducible_builds.patch
* Update watch file to pick up the "weird" number we now have.
2015-04-27 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6a-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable
* Previous fix for reproducible builds was not enough. Extending the
2015-04-14 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6a-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
* Add allow_reproducible_builds.patch to avoid __DATE__ and __TIME__
* Update upstream website as they lost their domain
* Recommends on x fonts (LP: #1415309)
2014-12-10 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream release (wow, after all this time)
* Drop patches applied upstream and refresh the others
* Add one new typo found by Lintian to fix_typo_in_help.patch
* Bump Standards version (no changes)
* Update Vcs-Browser to canonical location
* Update Debian version string in documentation
2014-05-01 - Paul Gevers <>
nedit (1:5.6~cvs20081118-9) unstable; urgency=low
[ Markus ]
* Patch source/preferences.c for language mode setting when a file is loaded:
Now first use the file extension and then look in its contents. The former
order prevented correct language detection due to ambigous recognition
* Add patch "ewmh-raise" to raise a (partially) hidden nedit window when
opening a new file from nedit-nc.
* Add patch "move tab by drag and drop" to be able to move tabs around
* Patch source/window.c to allow multiple tab rows
* Add a small patch to Microline/XmL/Folder.c to make longer parts of
filenames visible on tabs when many files are open. TODO: Still more
characters could be shown in the bottom row.
* Improve desktop integration (nedit.desktop)
[ Paul Gevers ]
* Update description so it mentions that UTF-8 files are not supported to
prevent wrong expectations.
* Add d/NEWS to describe how to activate the multirow tabbing and the drag
and drop feature

See Also

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needrestart_3.4-5_all.deb check which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades
neko-dev_2.2.0-2+b12_amd64.deb Lightweight virtual machine - headers
neko_2.2.0-2+b12_amd64.deb Lightweight virtual machine - compiler and tools
nekobee_0.1.8~repack1-1_amd64.deb Simple single-oscillator DSSI plugin
nemiver_0.9.6-1.2_amd64.deb Standalone graphical debugger for GNOME
nemo-data_3.8.5-1_all.deb File manager and graphical shell for Cinnamon (data files)
nemo-fileroller_3.8.0-2_amd64.deb File Roller integration for Nemo
nemo-gtkhash_1.2-1_amd64.deb nemo extension for computing checksums and more using gtkhash
nemo-nextcloud_2.5.1-3+deb10u1_all.deb Nextcloud integration for Nemo
nemo-owncloud_2.5.1.10973+dfsg-1_all.deb ownCloud integration for Nemo
nemo-python_3.8.0-2_amd64.deb Python bindings for nemo components
nemo_3.8.5-1+b1_amd64.deb File manager and graphical shell for Cinnamon
neo4j-client_2.2.0-1+b1_amd64.deb Command line shell for the Neo4j graph database
neobio_0.0.20030929-4_all.deb computes alignments of amino acid and nucleotide sequences