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xedit(1)                                                              xedit(1)




NAME

       xedit - simple text editor for X


SYNTAX

       xedit [ -toolkitoption ... ] [ filename ... ]


DESCRIPTION

       Xedit provides a window consisting of the following four areas:

       Commands Section         A  set  of  commands  that  allow  you to exit
                                xedit, save the file, or load a new file  into
                                the edit window.

       Message Window           Displays  xedit  messages.  In  addition, this
                                window can be also used as a scratch pad.

       Filename Display         Displays the name of the file currently  being
                                edited, and whether this file is Read-Write or
                                Read Only.

       Edit Window              Displays the text of the  file  that  you  are
                                editing or creating.


OPTIONS

       Xedit  accepts  all of the standard X Toolkit command line options (see
       X(7)).  The order of the command line options is not important.

       filename
               Specifies the file(s) that are to be  loaded  during  start-up.
               This  is the file which will be edited. If a file is not speci-
               fied, xedit lets you load files or create new  files  after  it
               has started up.


EDITING

       The  Athena Text widget is used for the three sections of this applica-
       tion that allow text input.  The characters typed will go to  the  Text
       widget  that  has  the input focus, or the Text widget that the pointer
       cursor is currently over.


       The following keystroke combinations are defined:


       Ctrl-a                 Beginning Of Line
       Meta-b                 Backward Word
       Ctrl-b                 Backward Character
       Meta-f                 Forward Word
       Ctrl-d                 Delete Next Character
       Meta-i                 Insert File
       Ctrl-e                 End Of Line
       Meta-k                 Kill To End Of Paragraph
       Ctrl-f                 Forward Character
       Meta-q                 Form Paragraph
       Ctrl-g                 Keyboard Reset
       Meta-v                 Previous Page
       Ctrl-h                 Delete Previous Character
       Meta-y                 Insert Current Selection
       Ctrl-j                 Newline And Indent
       Meta-z                 Scroll One Line Down
       Ctrl-k                 Kill To End Of Line
       Meta-d                 Delete Next Word

       Ctrl-l                 Redraw Display
       Meta-D                 Kill Word
       Ctrl-m                 Newline
       Meta-h                 Delete Previous Word
       Ctrl-n                 Next Line
       Meta-H                 Backward Kill Word
       Ctrl-o                 Newline And Backup
       Meta-<                 Beginning Of File
       Ctrl-p                 Previous Line
       Meta->                 End Of File
       Ctrl-r                 Search/Replace Backward
       Meta-]                 Forward Paragraph
       Ctrl-s                 Search/Replace Forward
       Meta-[                 Backward Paragraph
       Ctrl-t                 Transpose Characters
       Ctrl-u [number]        Multiply by 4 or number
       Meta-Delete            Delete Previous Word
       Ctrl-v                 Next Page
       Meta-Shift Delete      Kill Previous Word
       Ctrl-w                 Kill Selection
       Meta-Backspace         Delete Previous Word
       Ctrl-y                 Unkill
       Meta-Shift Backspace   Kill Previous Word
       Ctrl-z                 Scroll One Line Up
       Meta-z                 Scroll One Line Down
       Ctrl-_                 Undo
       Escape                 Line Edit Mode

       In addition, the pointer may be used to cut and paste text:

       Button 1 Down     Start Selection
       Button 1 Motion   Adjust Selection
       Button 1 Up       End Selection (cut)

       Button 2 Down     Insert Current Selection (paste)

       Button 3 Down     Extend Current Selection
       Button 3 Motion   Adjust Selection
       Button 3 Up       End Selection (cut)




LINE EDIT MODE

       Line edit mode enables several  shortcut  commands  for  searching  and
       replacing  text  in  a  xedit buffer.  Line edit mode commands have the
       format:

                      [line-number[,line-number]]command[parameters]

       Line number may be specified as:

       .       The current text line.

       $       The last line of the file.

       number  The literal line number.

       - or ^  The previous line. Equivalent to -1.

       -number or ^number
               The current line minus number.

       +       The next line. Equivalent to +1.

       +number The current line plus number.

       , or %  From the first to the last line. Equivalent to 1,$.

       ;       From the current to the last line. Equivalent to .,$.


       Command may be specified as:

       s       Substitute text in the specified lines.

       /re/    Search forward for the regular expression pattern re.

       ?re?    Search backward for the regular expression pattern re.


       Parameters may be specified as:

       /re/    Works as a parameter to i or as a command.

       /re/text/
               Search forward for re and substitute by text.


       Options may follow or be parameters, known values are:

       i       Case insensitive search.

       g       Global match when replacing text. Unless  specified,  only  the
               nth, that defaults to 1, match will be replaced.

       c       Confirm before replacing text.

       number  Replace only the occurrence referenced by number.


       Commands accept some variations, examples:
                      /pattern/i
                      i/pattern/
                      i/pattern
       Search forward for pattern.

                      ,sc/pattern/text
                      ,sc/pattern/text/
                      ,s/pattern/text/c
       Search  the  entire buffer and ask confirmation to replace pattern with
       text.

                      ,s/pattern/text/number
       Replace the match number in the text line. If not  specified,  defaults
       to the first occurrence.


       When  searching  for text, type <Return> to go to the next match.  When
       interactively replacing text, type y or Y to accept the change,  and  n
       or N to ignore it and go to the next match.



COMMANDS

       Quit    Quits the current editing session. If any changes have not been
               saved, xedit displays a warning message, allowing the  user  to
               save them.

       Save    If file backups are enabled (see RESOURCES, below) xedit stores
               a copy of the original, unedited file in  <prefix>file<suffix>,
               then  overwrites the file with the contents of the edit window.
               The filename is retrieved from the Text widget directly to  the
               right of the Load button.

       Load    Loads  the  file  named  in  the text widget immediately to the
               right of the this button and displays it in the Edit window.


RESOURCES

       For xedit the available resources are:

       tagsName (Class TagsName)
               Specifies the name of the tags file to search  when  loading  a
               new file.  Default value is tags.

       loadTags (Class LoadTags)
               Boolean  value to enable or disabling searching for tags files.
               Default is True.

       enableBackups (Class EnableBackups)
               Specifies that, when edits made to an existing file are  saved,
               xedit  is  to  copy  the original version of that file to <pre-
               fix>file<suffix> before it  saves  the  changes.   The  default
               value  for this resource is ``on,'' stating that backups should
               be created.

       backupNamePrefix (Class BackupNamePrefix)
               Specifies a string that is to be prepended to the backup  file-
               name.  The default is that no string shall be prepended.

       backupNameSuffix (Class BackupNameSuffix)
               Specifies  a  string that is to be appended to the backup file-
               name.  The default is to use ``~'' as the suffix.

       positionFormat (Class Format)
               Specifies a format string used to display the cursor  position.
               This  string  uses printf(3) like notation, where %l prints the
               line number, %c prints the column number, %p prints the  insert
               position  offset,  and  %s prints the current file size.  It is
               also  allowed  to  specify  field  sizes,  with  the   notation
               %-?[0-9]+  .  The default format string is ``L%l'', which shows
               the character ``L'' followed by the line number.

       hints (Class Hints)
               Specifies a list of strings, separated by new lines, that  will
               be displayed in the bc_label window.

       hintsInterval (Class Interval)
               Specifies the interval in seconds, which the hint string in the
               bc_label window will be changed.

       changedBitmap (Class Bitmap)
               Specifies the name of the Bitmap that will be displayed in  the
               fileMenu, when the file being edited is changed.

       autoReplace (Class Replace)
               This  resource  is  useful to automatically correct common mis-
               spelling errors, but can also be used to create simple  macros.
               The  format is {non-blanks}{blanks}[{string}]. Fields are sepa-
               rated by newlines.  Example of use:

               nto              not\n\
               /macro some long string with \\\n newlines \\\n

               Will automatically replace the word nto by not, and  /macro  by
               some long string with
                newlines when you type that words.

       ispell.dictionaries (Class ispell.Dictionary)
               Specifies  a  list  of  dictionary  names, separated by spaces,
               available to the ispell program. The default value is "american
               americamed+ english".

       ispell.dictionary (Class ispell.Dictionary)
               Specifies the default dictionary to use.

       ispell*<DICTIONARY>.wordChars (Class ispell*Chars)
               Specifies a set of characters that can be part of a legal word.
               The <DICTIONARY> field is one of the dictionaries specified  in
               the dictionaries resource.

       ispell.ispellCommand (Class ispell.CommandLine)
               The  path to the ispell program, and possibly, additional argu-
               ments. You don't need to specify the ``-w'' option, neither the
               ``-a''  option.  Refer to the ispell(1) manpage for more infor-
               mation on ispell options.

       ispell.formatting (Class ispell.TextFormat)
               Specifies which text formatting to use while spell checking the
               file. The available formats are text and html.

       ispell*text.skipLines (Class ispell*text.Skip)
               Lines  starting  with one of the characters in this string will
               not be spell checked. This resource is only used in text  mode.

       ispell.terseMode (Class ispell.Terse)
               When enabled, runs ispell in terse mode, not asking user inter-
               action for words generated  through  compound  formation  (when
               using  the  ispell  ``-C''  option), or words generated through
               affix removal. The default value is False.

       ispell.lookCommand (Class ispell.CommandLine)
               The path to the program to search for alternate words, and pos-
               sibly,  additional  arguments.  The  default  program  used  is
               /usr/bin/egrep.

       ispell.wordsFile (Class ispell.Words)
               The path to the file[s] to  search  for  alternate  words.  The
               default file is /usr/share/dict/words.

       ispell.guessLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               String displayed in the ispell status bar when ispell returns a
               guess list of one or more words. The default value is Guess.

       ispell.missLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               String displayed in the ispell status bar when ispell returns a
               list  of  one  or  more  words  to  match a misspelled one. The
               default value is Miss.

       ispell.rootLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               String displayed in the ispell status bar when the word is  not
               in the dictionary, but it can be formed through a root one. The
               default value is Root:, and is followed by a space and the root
               word.

       ispell.noneLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               String displayed in the ispell status bar when there is no near
               misses. The default value is None.

       ispell.compoundLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               String displayed in the ispell status bar when the  word  being
               checked  is  formed  by concatenation of two words. The default
               value is Compound.

       ispell.okLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               String displayed in the ispell status bar when the checked word
               is in the dictionary.  This string is only displayed when using
               the check button in the xedit  ispell  interface.  The  default
               value is Ok.

       ispell.eofLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               The  string  displayed in the ispell status bar when the end of
               the file is reached.  The default value is End Of File.

       ispell.repeatLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               The string displayed in the ispell status bar when two  identi-
               cal  words are found together in the file. The default value is
               Repeat.

       ispell.lookLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               The string displayed in the ispell status bar after  displaying
               the  results  of the Look command. If no results are found, the
               value of the ispell.noneLabel resource is shown.

       ispell.workingLabel (Class ispell.Status)
               The string displayed in the ispell status bar  while  xedit  is
               communicating with ispell. The default value is ....


WIDGETS

       In  order  to  specify resources, it is useful to know the hierarchy of
       the widgets which compose xedit.  In the  notation  below,  indentation
       indicates  hierarchical  structure.   The  widget  class  name is given
       first, followed by the widget instance name.

       Xedit  xedit
               Paned  paned
                       Paned  buttons
                               Command  quit
                               Command  save
                               Command  load
                               Text     filename
                       Label  bc_label
                       Text   messageWindow
                       Label  labelWindow
                       Text   editWindow



ENVIRONMENT

       DISPLAY             to get the default host and display number.

       XENVIRONMENT        to get the name of a resource file  that  overrides
                           the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER
                           property.


FILES

       /opt/local/share/X11/app-defaults/Xedit
                           specifies required resources


SEE ALSO

       X(7), xrdb(1), Athena Widget Set


RESTRICTIONS

       Xedit is not a replacement to Emacs.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 1988, Digital Equipment Corporation.
       Copyright 1989, X Consortium
       Copyright 1998, The XFree86 Project
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.


AUTHORS

       Chris D. Peterson, MIT X Consortium
       Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade, The XFree86 Project



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