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Wily is a text editor created by Gary Capell for Unix computer systems. It is based on Acme, the mouse-centric editing environment for the Plan 9 operating system. Notepad is the standard text editor for Microsoft Windows A text editor is a piece of computer software for editing plain text. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... Acme is a multiwindow editor and shell under the Plan 9 operating system. ... Operating a mechanical 1: Pulling the mouse turns the ball. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An operating system (OS) is a computer program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. ...

Wily is one of the few editors that supports mouse chording. Unlike Acme, it doesn't support mouse scrolls and its interface is black and white. Development and usage of Wily has been deprecated in favour of the port of Acme to Unix systems as part of Plan 9 from User Space. Mouse chording is the capability of performing actions when multiple mouse buttons are held down, much like a chorded keyboard. ... Plan 9 from User Space (aka plan9port) is a port of many Plan 9 libraries and applications to Unix-like operating systems. ...

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