I'm writing instructions for a project and at some point, for a certain condition one needs to modify a simple plain ascii text file.
For windows I can tell them to fire up notepad. I thought on the mac I could use TextEdit but the TextEdit version I'm using defaults to write rtf, which introduces all rtf symbols in the file which is highly undesirable.
Using emacs or vi from the terminal is not something I want to burden the user with.
What are alternatives?