Thanks for the tip Sean.  

It was mentioned that I could use joe and part of the /usr/ports/editors/joe
build there is jpico which emulates the shortcuts im so used to in pico and
nano.  I think joe works great for me.

Cheers,

Si.

Simon Griffiths
"So bored I made..."
www.tenenbaum.co.uk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Cavanaugh [mailto:millenia2...@hotmail.com]
> Sent: 14 February 2009 15:55
> To: Simon Griffiths; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: OT console based editor that can do php syntax highlighting
> 
> Nano supports syntax highlighting. it is off by default but can easily be
> turned on.  I think that you actually have to find the config file to make
> it handle PHP though but that can be found pretty easily on the web
> 
> -Sean
> 
> --------------------------------------------------
> From: "Simon Griffiths" <simon.griffi...@tenenbaum.co.uk>
> Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 7:27 AM
> To: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Subject: OT console based editor that can do php syntax highlighting
> 
> > Hello Everyone,
> >
> > I'm guessing this is off-topic so thank you in advance if you can offer
> > any
> > help.
> >
> > I currently SSH into a couple of freebsd machine I have dotted about
which
> > run some console and web based php code.  This is all fine and dandy but
> > when it comes to remote support I struggle reading plain code when the
> > file
> > gets over a certain size and find a little syntax highlighting helps a
> > lot.
> >
> > So can anyone recommend an editor that can do this ?  I did try vim some
> > time ago but being a novice in these areas I couldn't get the syntax
file
> > to
> > load and help on the web confusing or indecipherable.
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> > Si.
> >
> >
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