Baseline Editors and Scripting Tools

BC Project: FY06-04
Date of Policy: 23 Mar 2012
Last Updated: 15 Mar 2018 (see Revision Log)

Each participating center will install and maintain the following baseline set of editors and scripting tools. These packages will either be included in a user's default path or available through a module. References for obtaining information and downloading these packages are included below.

Baseline Editors

Baseline Editors
Name URL
Emacs http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html
NEdit http://sourceforge.net/projects/nedit/
Vim http://www.vim.org
XEmacs http://www.xemacs.org

Additionally, the vi command will be a symbolic link to Vim.

Baseline Scripting Tools
Name URL
Baseline shells All shells described in BC policy FY05-06 (Login Shells)
Expect http://expect.sourceforge.net/
Java http://www.java.com
Perl http://www.perl.org
Ruby http://www.ruby-lang.org
Tcl/Tk http://www.tcl.tk

Revision Log
Date Revision
15 Mar 2018BC Team Audit - Updated URL for Expect
12 May 2016Clarified that vi will be a symbolic link to vim; reordered first table alphabetically
01 May 2015Added editors NEdit and XEmacs
03 Apr 2014BC Team Audit
23 Mar 2012BC Team Audit
05 Jul 2011Removed Python; added Java
31 Jul 2008Added: Editors and scripting tools to be available on all allocated HPC systems and non-storage user-accessible support servers, and installed in the users default path
14 Jun 2007removed Pico editor
05 Jun 2007Changed "Vi" to "Vi and Vim"