MirOS Manual: xedit(1)


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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 addi-
                              tion, 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 specified, 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 application 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-iInsert 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

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     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 [number]               Multiply by 4 or numberMeta-DeleteDelete 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  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 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)

LINE EDIT MODE

     Line edit mode enables several shortcut commands for search-
     ing 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.

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     +       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.

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          ,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 mes-
             sage, 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:

     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
             ``on,'' stating that 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 ``~'' 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,

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             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 misspelling errors, but can also be used to
             create simple macros. The format is {non-
             blanks}{blanks}[{string}]. Fields are separeted 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, separeted 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, addi-
             tional arguments. You don't need to specify the ``-
             w'' option, neither the ``-a'' option. Refer to the

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             ispell(1) manpage for more information 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 interaction for words generated through com-
             pound 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 possibly, 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

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             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 identical 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 nota-
     tion 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.

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

FILES

     /usr/X11R6/lib/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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