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       edbrowse - text editor and web browser


       edbrowse [ file1 ] [ file2 ] ...

       edbrowse [ url1 ] [ url2 ]  ...


       Complete documentation can be found in the user's guide; see below.

       edbrowse  is  a  line-oriented  text  editor  very similar to ed(1), It is used to create,
       display, modify and otherwise manipulate text files.

       In addition edbrowse can be used to display web pages  and  edit  the  contents  of  these
       pages. It supports the use of forms and Javascript in web pages.

       If edbrowse is invoked with a file argument, then a copy of file is read into the editor's
       buffer. If it is invoked with a url argument, then the  url  is  read  into  the  editor's
       buffer  and  the HTML is rendered as text.  Changes are made to this copy and not directly
       to file or url itself.

       Please refer to ed(1) for further details regarding the editing commands.  Explanation  of
       the browsing functions can be found in the HTML documentation.


       To read the HTML documentation you can do

              edbrowse /usr/share/doc/edbrowse/usersguide.html

       To  read  (say)  20  lines  of  the buffer at a time starting from the top use the command
       `0z20' followed by repeating `z' to scroll another 20 lines at a time.

       To quit the editor completely  type  `qt'  .  Upon  quitting  edbrowse,  any  changes  not
       explicitly  saved  with a `w' command are lost. The `w' command does not apply to URLs but
       one can save the corresponding buffer to a file by the command w file.


       -h     Display the usage message.

       -e     Batch mode. This option causes edbrowse to exit when it encounters an error.

       -d?    Debug level. Can be set to a value between 0 and 9. The default is 1  which  prints
              the  sizes  of  buffers.  Some  people  like  2  which  prints out URLs as they are
              retrieved. This value can be changed within the editor with the dbx command with  x
              a value between 0 and 9.

       -c     Edit  config file. This command suppresses the processing of the configuration file
              $HOME/.ebrc and starts editing it instead. This option is useful if  this  file  is
              syntactically incorrect or otherwise corrupted.


       $HOME/.ebrc         Configuration  file.  The file which edbrowse reads when it starts up.
                           If the file exists then it must be syntactically correct.


       When an error occurs, if edbrowse it prints  a  `?'  and  returns  to  command  mode.   An
       explanation of the last error can be printed with the `h' (help) command.

       Attempting  to  quit  edbrowse  with the `q' command or trying to edit another file before
       writing a modified buffer results in an error. If the command is entered a second time, it
       succeeds, but any changes to the buffer are lost.


       This manual page is not complete.  Users should refer to the HTML documentation for fuller
       details of the configuration options and for details of the use of edbrowse.


       ed(1), sed(1), pcrepattern(3).

       The HTML documentation ⟨/usr/share/doc/edbrowse/usersguide.html⟩ provides  greater  detail
       about the program.


       This  manual  page was originally written by Kapil Hari Paranjape <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system (but it may be used by others).

       The edbrowse program is written by Karl Dahlke <>. The author maintains a
       web site ⟨⟩ for the program.