My advice would be to use an editor that you're comfortable
with. Jumping to a particular line on startup is a bonus.
I have been using SLED.COM for about a decade.
It does allow you to jump to a certain line *number* on
SLED ABC.TXT /53/9
will position the cursor to line 53, column 9.
SLED has a full range of features, such as word wrap,
auto-indent, customizable colours (I use bright yellow on red,
E on 4) .... line sorting. It is shareware. I successfully
registered one copy for myself, but when I tried to register
another copy for a friend year(s) later, the letter was
returned... so maybe, in a practical sense, it is free.
So far as drawbacks go, I would have liked it to have a command
"Insert file at cursor". Instead you have to go
F3 filename <enter> Alt-L Ctrl-End Alt-L F8 Alt-C. It also
doesn't have user-defined macros, though external macro
programs could work. It doesn't use a mouse. Another useful
setting would have been to be able to determine where the line
with the cursor falls on the screen. By default, it
becomes the bottom line, but often you'd like it to be the
Also works with Yarn95 and should work under OS/2.
Be prepared for hard drive shock, though. SLED is a whopping
-- cheers Jonathan