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       Jed - programmers editor


       jed --version
       jed-script --version
       xjed --version

       jed [--secure] [--batch|--script|--help] [options] file ...
       jed-script [--secure] script file [script options] ...
       xjed [--secure] [X options] [--batch|--script|--help] [options] file ...


       Jed - programmers editor


       Color  syntax  highlighting.   Emulation  of  Emacs,  EDT,  Wordstar,  and  Brief editors.
       Extensible in a language resembling C. Completely customizable.  Editing  TeX  files  with
       AUC-TeX style editing (BiBTeX support too).  Folding support, and much more...

       For complete documentation, see GNU info files, this manual only provides brief tutorial.


   major options
              prints the version and compiletime variables.
              prints usage information.
              runs  Jed in secure mode, e.g. you can't run any external commands with system() or
              run Jed in batch mode.  This is a non-interactive mode.
              this is a mode like --batch but jed does not eval the  startup  files.  It  behaves
              like  slsh.   You  must  give the file that should be evaluated as second argument.
              It's the same as calling jed-script.

   minor options
              do not load .jedrc file.
       -a 'file'
              load file as user configuration file instead of .jedrc.
              Set emulation mode. The default in Debian is 'emacs'. Other valid options are 'vi',
              'cua', 'ide'.
       + 'n'
              goto  line n in buffer (notice that in order to this option to take effect, if must
              appear before the file name in the command line, like 'jed +3 file')
       -g 'n'
              goto line n in buffer (notice that in order to this option to take effect, if  must
              appear after the file name in the command line, like 'jed file -g 3')
       -l 'file'
              load file as S-Lang code.
       -f 'function'
              execute S-Lang function named function
       -s 'string'
              search forward for string
              split window
       -i 'file'
              insert file into current buffer.

   X options
       xjed  accapts  the common options like -display, -name, -fn and -geometry.  Additionaly it

       -facesize SIZE, -fs SIZE
              if build with XRENDERFONT support, selects the font size SIZE.   Use  it  with  the
              option -fn to select a scalable font.
       -foreground COLOR, -fg COLOR
              sets the foreground color.
       -background COLOR, -bg COLOR
              sets the background color.
       -fgMouse COLOR, -mfg COLOR
              sets the foreground color of the mouse pointer.
       -bgMouse COLOR, -mbg COLOR
              sets the background color of the mouse pointer.
       -Iconic, -ic
              start iconified.
       -title NAME
              sets the window title to NAME.

       For more options look at xterm.c.


              Emulating Other Editors

       JED's  ability  to  create  new functions using the S-Lang programming language as well as
       allowing the user to choose key bindings, makes the emulation of other  editors  possible.
       Currently, JED provides reasonable emulation of the Emacs, EDT, and Wordstar editors.

              Emacs Emulation

       Emacs  Emulation  is  provided by the S-Lang code in  The basic functionality of
       Emacs is emulated; most Emacs users should have no problem  with  JED.   To  enable  Emacs
       emulation in JED, make sure that the line:

              () = evalfile ("emacs");

       is  in  your  jed.rc  (.jedrc)  startup  file.   JED is distributed with this line already
       present in the default jed.rc file.

              EDT Emulation

       For EDT emulation, must be loaded.  This is accomplished by ensuring that the line:

              () = evalfile ("edt");

       is in present in the jed.rc (.jedrc) Startup File.

              Wordstar Emulation contains the S-Lang code for JED's Wordstar emulation. Adding the line

              () = evalfile ("wordstar");

       to your jed.rc (.jedrc) startup file will enable JED's Wordstar emulation.


              Status line and Windows

       JED supports multiple windows.  Each window may  contain  the  same  buffer  or  different
       buffers.   A  status  line  is  displayed  immediately below each window.  The status line
       contains information such as the JED version number, the buffer name, mode,  etc.   Please
       beware of the following indicators:

              buffer has been modified since last save.
              buffer is read only.
              Mark set indicator.  This means a region is being defined.
              File  changed  on disk indicator.  This indicates that the file associated with the
              buffer is newer than the buffer itself.
              spot pushed indicator.
              Undo is enabled for the buffer.
              Buffer is narrowed to a region of LINES.
              A macro is being defined.


       The Mini-Buffer consists of a single line located at the bottom of the screen. Much of the
       dialog  between the user and JED takes place in this buffer.  For example, when you search
       for a string, JED will prompt you for the string in the Mini-Buffer.

       The Mini-Buffer also provides a direct link to the  S-Lang  interpreter.   To  access  the
       interpreter,  press  Ctrl-X  Esc  and  the  S-Lang> prompt will appear in the Mini-Buffer.
       Enter any valid S-Lang expression for evaluation by the interpreter.

       It is possible to recall data previously entered into the Mini-Buffer by using the up  and
       down  arrow  keys.   This  makes  it  possible  to  use and edit previous expressions in a
       convenient and efficient manner.

              Basic Editing

       Editing with JED is pretty easy - most keys simply insert themselves.  Movement around the
       buffer  is  usually done using the arrow keys or page up and page down keys.  If is
       loaded, the keypads on VTxxx terminals function as well.  Here, only  the  highlights  are
       touched  upon  (cut/paste  operations are not considered `highlights').  In the following,
       any character prefixed by the ^  character  denotes  a  Control  character.  On  keyboards
       without an explicit Escape key, Ctrl-[ will most likely generate and Escape character.

       A  prefix  argument  to  a  command  may  be  generated by first hitting the Esc key, then
       entering the number followed by pressing the desired key.  Normally, the  prefix  argument
       is used simply for repetition.  For example, to move to the right 40 characters, one would
       press Esc 4 0 followed immediately by the right arrow key.  This illustrates  the  use  of
       the  repeat  argument  for  repetition.  However, the prefix argument may be used in other
       ways as well.  For example, to begin defining a region, one would press  the  Ctrl-@  key.
       This  sets  the  mark  and  begins  highlighting.   Pressing  the Ctrl-@ key with a prefix
       argument will abort the act of defining the region and to pop the mark.

       The following list of useful keybindings assumes that has been loaded.

              Redraw screen.
              Undo  (Control-underscore, also Ctrl-X u').
       Esc q
              Reformat paragraph (wrap mode).  Used with a  prefix  argument.  will  justify  the
              paragraph as well.
       Esc n
              narrow  paragraph  (wrap  mode).   Used  with  a  prefix  argument will justify the
              paragraph as well.
       Esc ;
              Make Language comment (Fortran and C)
       Esc \
              Trim whitespace around point
       Esc !
              Execute shell command
       Esc $
              Ispell word
       Ctrl-X ?
              Show line/column information.
              quoted_insert --- insert next char as is (backquote key)
       Esc s
              Center line.
       Esc u
              Upcase word.
       Esc d
              Downcase word.
       Esc c
              Capitalize word.
       Esc x
              Get M-x minibuffer prompt with command completion
       Ctrl-X Ctrl-B
              pop up a list of buffers
       Ctrl-X Ctrl-C
              exit JED
       Ctrl-X 0
              Delete Current Window
       Ctrl-X 1
              One Window.
       Ctrl-X 2
              Split Window.
              Ctrl-X o
              Other window.
       Ctrl-X b
              switch to buffer
       Ctrl-X k
              kill buffer
       Ctrl-X s
              save some buffers
       Ctrl-X Esc
              Get "S-Lang>" prompt for interface to the S-Lang interpreter.
       Esc .
              Find tag
              Set Mark (Begin defining a region).  Used with a prefix argument aborts the act  of
              defining the region and pops the Mark.


              these  are  the default runtime jed slang files (packages like jed-extra can define
              additional slang library directories)
              This is the default startup file.
              The system wide configuration files (this is a special Debian feature).
              Per user configuration file, or
              per user configuration file if the Jed_Home_Directory ~/.jed/ exists.


       John E. Davis <>
              Jed's Author

       --- This document was translated to nroff by "Boris D. Beletsky" <>