dte text editor


dte is a small and easy to use console text editor.



dte screenshot



To build dte from source, first install the requirements listed above, then use the following commands:

curl -LO https://craigbarnes.gitlab.io/dist/dte/dte-1.7.tar.gz
tar -xzf dte-1.7.tar.gz
cd dte-1.7
make -j8 && sudo make install


After installing, you can access the documentation in man page format via man 1 dte, man 5 dterc and man 5 dte-syntax.

Online documentation is also available at https://craigbarnes.gitlab.io/dte/.


dte is tested on the following platforms:

Other POSIX 2008 compatible platforms should also work, but may require build system fixes. Bug reports and/or pull requests are welcome.


The following optional build variables may be useful when packaging dte:

Example usage:

make V=1
make install V=1 prefix=/usr DESTDIR=PKG


Copyright (C) 2017-2018 Craig Barnes.
Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Timo Hirvonen.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License version 2 for more details.