I haven’t had a chance to try either of these yet, mostly because I have two more projects I’m juggling right now, but first break I get, I want to try both Enpi and WordGrinder. Both — particularly WordGrinder — look interesting as console-based word processors.
Personally I think that would be great just to keep on hand for the odd word processor file that I download, and don’t need to work with beyond opening and reading (like, for example, configuration instructions or something like that). Occasionally nano comes in handy, but nano is not truly a word processor, and to me doesn’t feel like one.
And of course, I go back all the way to Easyscript for the C64, so I can appreciate a text-driven, code-based word processor for being slightly easier to use at times. I’m sure if you were born after 1980 the idea of a console-based word processor is about as appealing as square wheels. But trust me: Sometimes the applications we take for granted now are comparatively obfuscated by our lust for superficialities.
Okay, that was way too many syllables. Back to the topic at hand: I don’t see packages for either program in Ubuntu or Arch, which means if you want to experiment you might have to do a little dirty work on your own. If you get either of them to work and you can offer a screenshot in action (yes, I know both home pages have screenshots, but hey, everybody loves screenshots!) I will thank you, for one.