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       xedit - simple text editor for X


       xedit [ -toolkitoption ... ] [ filename ... ]


       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.


       Xedit accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line options (see X(7)).  The order of
       the command line options is not important.

               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.


       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
       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
       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)

       xedit bLineredit mode enables several shortcut commands for searching and replacing text in a
       Line edit mode
       commands have the format:


       Line number may be specified as:
       The current text line.

       The last line of the file.

       The literaleline number.

       The previous^line. Equivalent to -1.

              -number or ^number
       The current line minus number.

       The next line. Equivalent to +1.

       The currentbline plus number.

       From the first to the last line. Equivalent to 1,$.

       From the current to the last line. Equivalent to .,$.

              may be specified as:

       Substitute text in the specified lines.

       Search forward for the regular expression pattern re.

       Search backward for the regular expression pattern re.

              may be specified as:

       Works asra/parameter to i or as a command.

       Search forward for re and substitute by text.

              may follow or be parameters, known values are:

       Case insensitive search.

       Global match when replacing text. Unless specified, only the nth,
       that defaults to 1, match will be replaced.

       Confirmcbefore replacing text.

       Replacenonlyrthe occurrence referenced by number.

       Commands accept some variations, examples:
       Search forward for pattern.
       withctext. entire buffer and ask confirmation to replace pattern

       defaultstto thecfinumbery or Y to accept the
       change, and n or N to ignore it and go to the next match.

       xedit  Quit    Quits the current editing session. If any changes have not been saved,
       displays a warning message, allowing the user to save them.

              Save    If file backups are enabled (see RESOURCES, below)
       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.

              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,
       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
       prints the line number,
       prints the column number,
       prints the insert position offset, and
       prints the current file size.  It is also allowed to specify field sizes,
       with the notation
       .  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\nmacro some long string with \\\n newlines \\\n
       Will automatically replace the word nto by not, and /macro
       by some long string with

       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

              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 ....

       the widgetsrwhichocomposeyxedit.rcIn,the notationlbelow,ow the hierarchy of
       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

              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.

                                  specifies required resources
       SEE ALSO
              X(7), xrdb(1), Athena Widget Set

              Xedit is not a replacement to Emacs.
       Copyrightp1989,tX1Consortiumal Equipment Corporation.
       Copyright 1998, The XFree86 Project
       for a full statement of rights and permissions.

       Paulo CesarsPereiraedeoAndrade, ThesXFree86 Project