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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       xedit - simple text editor for X

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       xedit [-toolkitoption...] [filename]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       xedit  accepts  all of the standard X Toolkit command line
       options (see X(1X)). 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.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The xedit program provides a window consisting of the following
  four  areas:  A  set of commands that allow you to
       exit xedit, save the file, or load a  new  file  into  the
       edit  window.   Displays xedit messages. In addition, this
       window can be used as a scratch pad.  Displays the name of
       the  file currently being edited, and whether this file is
       Read-Write or Read Only.  Displays the text  of  the  file
       that you are editing or creating.

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  Athena  Widget Set for the exact resource

       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   Multiply Reset           Meta-v           Previous Page
       Ctrl-h   Delete  Previous Char-   Meta-y           Insert       Current
                acter                                     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
       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   Back-   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       Kill Previous Word
       Ctrl-w   Kill Selection           Meta-Backspace   Delete Previous Word
       Ctrl-y   Unkill                   Meta-Shift       Kill Previous Word
       Ctrl-z   Scroll One Lie Up

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

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

         Button   2  Down              Insert  Current  Selection

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

COMMANDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Quits the current editing session. If any changes have not
       been saved, xedit displays a warning message, allowing the
       user to save the file.  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.  Loads the file named in the text widget
       immediately 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: 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.  Specifies  a  string  that  is  to  be
       prepended  to the backup filename.  The default is that no
       string shall be prepended.  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]

       to get the default host and display number.   to  get  the
       name   of  a  resource  file  that  overrides  the  global
       resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       specifies required resources

RESTRICTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       There is no undo function.

COPYRIGHT    [Toc]    [Back]

       Copyright 1988, Digital Equipment Corporation.
       Copyright 1989, X Consortium

       See X(1X) for a full statement of rights and  permissions.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Chris D. Peterson, MIT X Consortium

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