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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 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 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-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 <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, 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 separated 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 arguments. You don't need
               to  specify  the ``-w'' option, neither the ``-a'' option.  Refer to the 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  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  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 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 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

       /etc/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