Much like you can do with Jupyter Notebook. I can start a jupyter server on a linux box and access that on a different computer. I know I can use Jupyter as a text editor, but it is very light-weight. Are there any text editors that I can also access from a browser?

EDIT: The main thing I'm looking for is the nested directory structure and to easily switch between files without opening a new tab.

  • If you are happy ssh and the command line you might consider tmux (which gives you a shared terminal windows that you can access over ssh) or emacsclient which allows you to remotely access an emacs. This does require that you have ssh on the client machine, which I'm guessing is one of your motivations. You might be able to combine this with something like tty.js to give you access from a machine without a browser.
    – Att Righ
    Nov 28, 2017 at 17:08
  • I never knew about tmux. Thanks! It may be the best option unfortunately.
    – tmthyjames
    Nov 28, 2017 at 19:20
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    So I had a play with this tty.js and can confirm that it works with emacs, emacsclient and tmux (well I didn't hit up against any problems with 5 minutes of poking). So if you want to be able to access your server from arbitrary machines (e.g. you are at a party and your server stops working!) then this might be the way to go. I would not that using emacsclient lets you connect to your gui emacs.
    – Att Righ
    Nov 28, 2017 at 19:49

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I have a similar setup and problem. I've just started using sshcode which allows you to "Run VS Code on any server over SSH" and seems to fit the bill. It runs VS Code on the remote server and gives you a full IDE in Chrome on your local machine.


you can try to type this into your browser's address bar:

data:text/html, <html contenteditable>

and it will become a notebook

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