is a text editor
and graphical shell
from the Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system
, designed and implemented by Rob Pike
. It can use the sam
command language. The design of the interface was influenced by Oberon
. It is different from other editing environments in that it acts as a 9P
server. A distinctive element of the user interface
is mouse chording
Acme can be used as a mail
and news reader
, or as a frontend to wikifs
. These applications are made possible by external components interacting with acme through its file system interface.
A port to Inferno
operating system is part of Inferno's default distribution. Because of Inferno design it can be run as an application on top of another operating system. This allows Inferno's port of acme to be used on most operating systems such as, Microsoft Windows
. A project called acme: stand alone complex
intends to make acme run as a standalone application on the host operating system.
A working port of acme for Unix-like operating systems is included in Plan 9 from User Space, a collection of various ported programs from Plan 9. This version may be used on Linux and is included by some Linux distributions.