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ShEdit - edit.lua, but with syntax highlighting

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I decided to make an editor with syntax highlighting, just for the fun of it.

The name stands for "syntax highlighting editor", it's very unoriginal, but I'm bad at names :P

To use it, run this command on OpenOS: pastebin get ZnwyunqL /bin/shedit.lua

The color scheme was (sorta, I redid it later) copied from this paste.


  • Syntax highlighting!
  • Indent on enter
  • Line numbers
  • Jump to line
  • Hex colors are highlighted with the color they refer to (example: image.png.22be056833d7a7c6610d723fbd5a2be6.png)

And probably more in the future if I need them..



Any recommendations or comments are appreciated!

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On 12/7/2017 at 9:10 AM, Slamakans said:


u've got some tabs there :o

I prefer working with tabs. Tab character support is on my to-do list. It'll (probably....) be implemented soon. For now, I just use Atom, an unlisted pastebin, and

pastebin run

to develop ShEdit :P 

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3 hours ago, ManIkWeet said:

This is pretty amazing!

Surely all the colors mean the GPU has a tough life, but this is 200% better than the default editor :)

I actually like it showing tabs as special characters, allows me to manually get rid of them :D

The GPU does have a tough life. Very tough life. 3/10 IGN.

:o you would get rid of tabs? How rude! Tabs are people too, you know! /s

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3 hours ago, LordMZTE said:

Love it! but PLEASE add auto complete it would make programming so much easier

I would, but I have a long list of features I'd like to add. AST generation would be nice, but first I'd like to do some other stuff. Sorry I haven't gotten around to it yet!

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2 hours ago, EderV said:

I can't instal this editor. I put the line "pastebin get ZnwyunqL /bin/shedit.lua" but nothing happen the code shows this: 


pastebin put [-f] <file>

pastebin get [-f]  <id> <file>

pastebin get [-f]  <id> [<arguments>]


And nothing more happen.


Could you please help?


That's certainly not right. It says right in the usage "pastebin get <id> <file>". Are you sure your install isn't messed up?

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5 minutes ago, LoganDark said:

That's certainly not right. It says right in the usage "pastebin get <id> <file>". Are you sure your install isn't messed up?

I don't know, I'm pretty new with this mod of Open Computer. I just copy paste this in a simple computer.

Should I've done something before trying to install this?

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Just now, EderV said:

I already install OS from Floppy Disc


I writed  "/tmp# pastebin get ZnwyunqL /bin/shedit.lua" and It has downloaded yet but now I don't know hot to create a script that includes that editor


How can I create that?

After running that command you should be able to just run `shedit <file>` and be brought to the editor, just like `edit`.

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Just now, EderV said:

Thankyou so much. Now it's working.

Do you continue improving this "pluging" or you abandoned it?


PD: Nice job with this :)

Unfortunately I haven't worked on it in almost 2 years. I have a future editor planned but I also have a busy schedule.

I understand this is a really nice thing to have and I'd love to continue it, I just don't have the time or motivation at the moment.

Feel free to use it in its current state though, or modify/improve it!

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Please use unicode.len and unicode.sub instead of string sub and len

i found something wrong near integers after unicode string

when you write: "цвет&9синий"

you got on screen: "цвет& [ margin about 5 characters before int ] 9синий"

but its only visual bug

and sure please implement `select all` and `clear` funcs


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