jed - editor for programmers (textmode version)

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: jed
Package version: 0.99.19
Package release: 3
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 379 B
Download size: 127.18 KB
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Jed is a small, fast and powerful text editor, yet starts faster than bash. Completely customizable with prepared emulation modes for Emacs, CUA (similar to KDE/Gnome/OpenOffice), Borland-IDE, Brief, and EDT. Extensible in the S-Lang scripting language (with a syntax resembling C). Editing functions: folding support, rectangular cut/paste, regular expression search/replace, incremental searches, search/replace across multiple files, multiple windows, multiple buffers, ... Tools: directory editor (dired), info (browse GNU info files), mail, rmail, ispell, shell mode, ... Special modes (syntax highlight, indention, compile, ...) for Basic, C, C++, DCL, FORTRAN, IDL, Java, nroff, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PostScript, Python, sh. Modes for markup languages include HTML and (La)TeX (with AUC-TeX style editing and BibTeX) Additional tools and modes can be found in the jed-extra package.



  • editor
  • info-browser
  • mail-reader


    Binary package: jed_0.99.19-3_amd64.deb
    Source package: jed

    Install Howto

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


    • /usr/bin/jed
    • /usr/share/doc/jed
    • /usr/share/man/man1/jed.1.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/jed


    2014-06-10 - Wookey <> jed (1:0.99.19-3) unstable; urgency=medium * Adopt package (Closes: #748256) * Tidy up description: (Closes: #582053)

    2011-12-24 - gregor herrmann <> jed (1:0.99.19-2.1) unstable; urgency=low * Non-maintainer upload. [ peter green ] * Make debian/rules pass in the include and library paths of the multi-arched slang and make it strip the rpaths out of the built executables. Also add appropriate build-dependencies (multiarch slang, dpkg-dev that supports multiarch variables and chrpath). (Closes: #640319)

    2010-04-05 - Jörg Sommer <> jed (1:0.99.19-2) unstable; urgency=low * Dropped install-info from the Depends field of jed and xjed. This package is needed by jed-common and pulled in via dh_installinfo. * Removed Rafael Laboissiere from the list of uploaders, because he left the Debian project. (closes: #571826) * Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.4; no changes needed. * Added debian/source/format to the source package. We still use format version 1.0, because we use dpatch with the script patch config.guess+sub.

    2009-12-14 - Jörg Sommer <> jed (1:0.99.19-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * Better detection of non-linux architectures. (closes: #559063) * Change dependency of jed and xjed on jed-common to exact version to satisfy recommendation of Policy 2.5 regarding optional packages. * Drop conflict with jed-extra <= 2.3.2-3, stable version is newer than this. * Drop control fields for jed-sl replacement.