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Old 08-16-2011, 04:21 PM
richardxeon richardxeon is offline
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Simple script editor - feature request

I don't see any reference anywhere to the existance of a script editor. There is the ability to record actions and save them as a script but no built-in feature to allow us to edit those or other scripts that we have previously created, or to create a new script from scratch.

This would be very useful, avoiding us having to figure out where SecureCRT stores scripts, and make it easier and quicker to make changes to scripts.

Another script related feature that woudl be very handy would be to let us store scripts on the servers we connect to. That way we could view and run scripts that are specific to that server and not risk getting server specific scripts mixed up. All it would need would be to give us a connection based place to specify a directory on that server where SecureCRT can find scripts and is allowed to save scripts.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:52 PM
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Hi richardxeon,

Thanks for the requests. I have created two feature requests in our SecureCRT development database on your behalf. One is to add a script editor to SecureCRT. The other is to allow remote server specific storage of scripts. Should we add either feature in a future release, we will post to this forum thread.

If you would like to be notified directly, please complete and submit the form at the following location:
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:31 AM
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Script Editors

I've written many scripts in VB and Python.

My preferred editors are:
Notepad++ (PC)
Aquamacs (Mac)
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:34 AM
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Old 09-02-2011, 03:24 PM
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Script Editors Cont.


UltraEdit (King of Column Editing hands down)
Primal Script (Built is snippits, libraries for several languages including vbscript and powershell).
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:50 AM
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SecureCRT Text/Script editor


Just wanted to add my opinion to this.

The LAST thing I want is for SecureCRT to come with a bundled in-skins script editor. Spend your precious development time on something else thankyouverymuch!

There are plenty of free/cheap/midpriced/expensive/extortionate text|script editors out there already and I would hate to hear of VanDyke yanking developers away from the task of getting Powershell support into the product in order to be producing an editor that is never going to surpass one you could buy for $20 and do so much more with.

Check these out - there must be one that suits.

-- TotalEdit -Free and very nice for VBScript, Perl etc. Good tool support
-- Hippo Edit - Not free but cheap and amazingly well done. Watch BitsduJour for special offers. This is my GoTo text editor.
-- Notepad++ - Free. never been one of my favs but very popular
-- Scite
-- Komodo Edit For free this is really awesome
-- Primal Pad from sapien. Free and really lightweight
-- gVim tough to get into but then..whoosh! Your flying
-- PrimalScript Top quality VBScript/Perl/Powershell/Ruby/Pythone - just great
-- E-Text
-- TextMate - well loved. I have never really used it much.
-- Smultron ( a favourite of mine on Mac )
-- CodeRunner (from Mac App Store) Great for perl,python etc No VBScript!
-- EditPad - Again popular but I don't like the interface myself
-- SlickEdit - Expensive

Check out:-

For a nice write up on the subject.

I've seen several other products fall into this trap of trying to supply a bundled script/code editor with their products and it always ends in tears with users reaching for whatever they used to use before in the end. My advice is pick on, learn it, expand it (Eg modify parser/lexar to include CRT. object model for syntax highlights and method/property expansion) then use it.

Much better Vandyke support Powershell than support a text editor ;-)

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Old 01-21-2021, 06:11 PM
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A script editor has been added to SecureCRT 9.0 for Windows, which is currently in beta testing. It can be downloaded here if you'd like to try it.


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