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       nedit-nc - Client program for NEdit text editor


       nedit-nc [-read] [-create] [-line n | +n] [-do command]
                [-ask] [-noask] [-svrname name] [-svrcmd command]
                [-lm languagemode]
                [-geometry geometry | -g geometry] [-icon | -iconic]
                [-display [host]:server[.screen]]
                [-timeout seconds] [-wait] [-xrm resourcestring]
                [-tabbed] [-untabbed] [-group]
                [-V | -version] [-h | -help] [--] [file...]


       nedit-nc is the client interface to the NEdit text editor. A server can be started
       explicitly by running NEdit in server mode:

        nedit -server

       If no server is running, nedit-nc will start one unless configured otherwise.
       Client/server mode is useful for integrating NEdit with software development environments,
       mailers, and other programs; or just as a quick way to open files from the shell command
       line without starting a new NEdit session.


           Open the file read-only regardless of the actual file protection.

           Don't warn about file creation when a file doesn't exist.

       -line n, +n
           Go to line number n.

       -do command
           Execute an NEdit macro or action on the file following the -do argument on the command

           If you use this command without a filename, nedit-nc would randomly choose one window
           to focus and execute the macro in.

       -ask, -noask
           Instructs nedit-nc whether to automatically start a server if one is not available.
           This overrides the X resource `nc.autoStart'.

       -svrname name
           Explicitly instructs nedit-nc which server to connect to, an instance of nedit(1) with
           a corresponding -svrname argument.  By naming servers, you can run several
           simultaneously, and direct files and commands specifically to any one.

       -svrcmd command
           The command which nedit-nc uses to start an NEdit server. It is also settable via the
           X resource `nc.serverCommand', by default, "nedit -server".

       -lm languagemode
           Initial language mode used for editing succeeding files.

       -geometry geometry, -g geometry
           The initial size and/or location of editor windows. The argument geometry has the


           where `<width>' and `<height>' are the desired width and height of the window, and
           `<xoffset>' and `<yoffset>' are the distance from the edge of the screen to the
           window, + for top or left, - for bottom or right. -geometry can be specified for
           individual files on the command line.

       -icon, -iconic
           Initial window state for succeeding files.

       -display [host]:server[.screen]
           The name of the X server to use. host specifies the machine, server specifies the
           display server number, and screen specifies the screen number.  host or screen can be
           omitted and default to the local machine, and screen 0.

       -timeout seconds
           Basic time-out period (in seconds) used in communication with an NEdit server.
           Default: 10 seconds. Also settable via the X resource `nc.timeOut'.

           Under rare conditions (such as a slow connection), it may be necessary to increase the
           time-out period. In most cases, the default is fine.

           Instructs nedit-nc not to return to the shell until all files given are closed.

           Normally, nedit-nc returns once the files given in its command line are opened by the
           server. When this option is given, nedit-nc returns only after the last file given in
           this call is closed.  Note that this option affects all files, not only the ones
           following this option in the command line.

       -xrm resourcestring
           Set the value of an X resource to override a default value.

           Open all subsequent files in new tabs. Resets -group option.

           Open all subsequent files in new windows. Resets -group option.

           Open all subsequent files as tabs in a new window.

       -V, -version
           Prints version and build information, to be mentioned when reporting bugs and

       -h, -help
           Prints the command line help and then exits.

       --  Treats all subsequent arguments as file names, even if they start with a dash.  This
           is so NEdit can access files that begin with the dash character.


           NEdit requires an X-based workstation or X-Terminal. If you have used telnet or rlogin
           to access the host Unix system, set the Unix environment variable for your display:

               % setenv DISPLAY devicename:0


       Communication between nedit-nc(1) and nedit(1) is through the X display.  So as long as X
       windows is set up and working properly, nedit-nc will work properly as well. nedit-nc uses
       the `DISPLAY' environment variable, the machine name and your user name to find the
       appropriate server, meaning, if you have several machines sharing a common file system,
       nedit-nc will not be able to find a server that is running on a machine with a different
       host name, even though it may be perfectly appropriate for editing a given file.

       In typical Unix style, arguments affect the files which follow them on the command line,
       for example:

             nedit-nc file.c -line 25

             nedit-nc -line 25 file.c

       For more information see NEdit's online help, or nedit.doc in the NEdit distribution kit.


       nedit(1), X(1), mwm(1), ctags(1), etags(1)


       NEdit was written by Mark Edel, Joy Kyriakopulos, Christopher Conrad, Jim Clark, Arnulfo
       Zepeda-Navratil, Suresh Ravoor, Tony Balinski, Max Vohlken, Yunliang Yu, Donna Reid, Arne
       Forlie, Eddy De Greef, Steve LoBasso, Alexander Mai, Scott Tringali, Thorsten Haude, Steve
       Haehn, Andrew Hood, Nathaniel Gray, and TK Soh.


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       In addition, as a special exception to the GNU GPL, the copyright holders give permission
       to link the code of this program with the Motif and Open Motif libraries (or with modified
       versions of these that use the same license), and distribute linked combinations including
       the two. You must obey the GNU General Public License in all respects for all of the code
       used other than linking with Motif/Open Motif. If you modify this file, you may extend
       this exception to your version of the file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do
       not wish to do so, delete this exception statement from your version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License in the Help section "Distribution Policy" for more