If you enjoyed using XEDIT on IBM's VM mainframe operating system, here's a freeware version for Windows. I wrote it for my own use, not pleased with the lack of REXX as a command language in all other editors for Windows.
In Windows 8 installation is one or two steps more complicated than Win7 or XP: before installing, the “security scan” blocks installation. Click on More Info and next on Run anyway. Sometimes you'll get a second block from SmartScreen, continue on that one too. Next you get the usual UAC screen, and clicking continue you enter the install process. See the screenshots in Xedit Setup in Windows 8 for the screens I had to go through to install Xedit.
Xedit has the least possible internal commands. You may extend
the editor by writing your own commands. I think that I provided
for a 95% clone of Xedit, if you forget about the
fullscreen-processing that Xedit allowed you. But as in most
software, any ordinary user does 99% of the work with 25% of the
possibilities in the software! Don't try to recreate CMS's
Filelist: you'll miss all the fullscreen stuff. To show how
little is needed internally, I wrote almost all linecommands for
copy and move in Rexx. So if something is missing, just write it
in Rexx. Or ask me to write it for you!
Ad from me Are you working on an AS400?
WRKDBF Work with dababase files. A program to display and edit data in any AS400 Iseries database file. Universal, intuitive and cost-effective. For a trial version visit the webpage.