Another project idea

Jeffrey M. Rye (
Fri, 9 Jan 1998 13:46:49 -0600 (CST)

I just thought today that it would be useful to have a text editor
running on my desktop computer, that will edit files on an ITLABS

Specifically, I was editing a C file using emacs in a telnet window.
That is painful. I can only modify one file at a time, I cannot use the
backspace key, I need to exit to compile, and I cannot cut and paste to
and from other Windows apps.

I think it would be easy enough to use FTP to do the file operations on
the remote machine, and keep a temporary copy of the file on the local
machine while doing the editing.

This could save a lot of time for people like me who would prefer not to
use FTP more than we need to.