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BBEdit 6.5.1 Update

Bare Bones Software Releases BBEdit 6.5.1 Update

Bedford, MA — December 20, 2001 — Bare Bones Software today announced the
release and immediate availability of BBEdit 6.5.1, the latest version of
the award-winning HTML and text editor for the Macintosh.

New to BBEdit 6.5.1 are language support for Java Server Pages (JSP), and
an improved “bbedit” command-line tool, which allows BBEdit to be used as
an external editor for Unix programs on Mac OS X. This update also
incorporates improvements for running Unix scripts (such as Perl, Python
and shell scripts), a scriptable “Preview as Text” command, and a
simplified interface for choosing a default Mac OS API reference, as well
as an assortment of other enhancements and fixes.

A detailed list of changes included in this update is available on the
company’s web site:


The BBEdit 6.5.1 update is available free of charge to all registered
customers who own BBEdit 6.5. An update package is available for download
from the Bare Bones Software web site:


About BBEdit

BBEdit is a high-performance HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. It is
designed and crafted for the editing, searching, transformation, and
manipulation of text. BBEdit provides an array of general-purpose features
which are useful for a wide variety of tasks, and includes many features
which have been specifically developed in response to the needs of Web
authors and software developers.

New to version 6.5 is integrated support for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),
an all new-new grep engine with Perl-compatible regular expression syntax,
pervasive integration with Unix scripting systems on Mac OS X, syntax
coloring for grep patterns in the Find dialog, snap-to-grid palette
dragging and resizing, increased file filtering flexibility, authenticated
saves (on Mac OS X), and a “bbedit” command-line tool.

For more information on BBEdit, or to download a fully functional demo
version, visit the company’s web site:


Pricing and Availability

BBEdit 6.5 has a suggested retail price of US$119. A discounted
cross-upgrade price of US$79 is available to owners of BBEdit Lite, Adobe
GoLive or Pagemill, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Claris HomePage, Metrowerks
CodeWarrior and other qualifying products; for details please visit the
company’s Web site at (, send email to
(, or call (781) 687-0700.

For customers seeking to purchase copies of BBEdit for multiple users, site
license pricing is available through our Web store, starting at the 10-user
level, or contact our Sales Department ( for more

Upgrades from Previous Versions

All registered owners of BBEdit version 2.5 and later are eligible to
upgrade to BBEdit 6.5.1 for US$39 plus shipping and handling (S&H not
applicable for download orders), by ordering directly from Bare Bones
Software. This version upgrade offer is not available through resellers.

About Bare Bones Software, Inc.

Bare Bones Software, Inc., incorporated in 1994, is a privately-held
corporation based in Bedford, MA. BBEdit, the company’s flagship product,
has received numerous accolades from press and users, including the 2001
Macworld Editors’ Choice Award for Best Web Development Software, an
Editor’s Choice award from C|Net’s, a rating of “Freakin’
Awesome” from MacAddict Magazine, five mice from MacUser UK, as well as
winning the 1997 Macworld World Class Award for Best Web Authoring Tool and
the 1996 MacUser Eddy Award for Best Development Tool. For additional
information, visit ( or send email to

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