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     XEDIT(1)		 X Version 11 (Release 6)	      XEDIT(1)

     NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
	  xedit	- simple text editor for X

     SYNTAX    [Toc]    [Back]
	  xedit	[ -toolkitoption ... ] [ filename ]

     DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Xedit	provides a window consisting of	the following four

	  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	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

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

     OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Xedit	accepts	all of the standard X Toolkit command line
	  options (see X(1)).  The order of the	command	line options
	  is not important.

		  Specifies the	file that is to	be loaded during
		  start-up. This is the	file which will	be edited. If
		  a file is not	specified, xedit lets you load a file
		  or create a new file after it	has started up.

     EDITING    [Toc]    [Back]
	  The Athena Text widget is used for the three sections	of
	  this application that	allow text input.  The characters
	  typed	will go	to the Text widget that	the pointer cursor is
	  currently over.  If the pointer cursor is not	over a text
	  widget then the keypresses will have no effect on the
	  application.	This is	also true for the special key
	  sequences that popup dialog widgets, so typing Control-S in
	  the filename widget will enable searching in that widget,
	  not the edit widget.

	  Both the message window and the edit window will create a
	  scrollbar if the text	to display is too large	to fit in that
	  window.  Horizontal scrolling	is not allowed by default, but
	  can be turned	on through the Text widget's resources,	see

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	  Athena Widget	Set for	the exact resource definition.

	  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-iInsert File
	  Ctrl-e    End	Of Line		Meta-k	       Kill To End Of Paragraph
	  Ctrl-f    Forward Character	Meta-q	       Form Paragraph
	  Ctrl-g    Multiply Reset	Meta-v	       Previous	Page
	  Ctrl-h    Delete Previous Character	       Meta-yInsert 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    Multiply by	4	Meta-Delete    Delete Previous Word
	  Ctrl-v    Next Page		Meta-Shift DeleteKill Previous Word
	  Ctrl-w    Kill Selection	Meta-Backspace Delete Previous Word
	  Ctrl-y    Unkill		Meta-Shift BackspaceKill Previous Word
	  Ctrl-z    Scroll One Line Up

	  In addition, the pointer may be used to cut and paste	text:
	       Button 1	Down  Start Selection
	       Button 1	MotionAdjust Selection
	       Button 1	Up    End Selection (cut)

	       Button 2	Down  Insert Current Selection (paste)

	       Button 3	Down  Extend Current Selection
	       Button 3	MotionAdjust Selection
	       Button 3	Up    End Selection (cut)

     COMMANDS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Quit	  Quits	the current editing session. If	any changes
		  have not been	saved, xedit displays a	warning
		  message, allowing the	user to	save the file.

	  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

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		  to the right of the this button and displays it in
		  the Edit window.  If the currently displayed file
		  has been modified a warning message will ask the
		  user to save the changes, or press Load again.

     RESOURCES    [Toc]    [Back]
	  For xedit the	available resources are:

	  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 <prefix>file<suffix> before it saves
		  the changes.	The default value for this resource is
		  ``off,'' stating that	no backups should be created.

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

	  backupNameSuffix (Class BackupNameSuffix)
		  Specifies a string that is to	be appended to the
		  backup filename.  The	default	is to use ``.BAK'' as
		  the suffix.

     WIDGETS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  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    [Toc]    [Back]
	  DISPLAY	      to get the default host and display

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

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     FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
			      specifies	required resources

     SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
	  X(1),	xrdb(1), Athena	Widget Set

     RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  There	is no undo function.

     COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Copyright 1988, Digital Equipment Corporation.
	  Copyright 1989, X Consortium
	  See X(1) for a full statement	of rights and permissions.

     AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]
	  Chris	D. Peterson, MIT X Consortium

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