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       efte - Text editor


       efte  [[options] files ...]

       vefte [[options] files ...]

       nefte [[options] files ...]


       This manual page documents briefly the efte.

       This  manual  page  was  written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by
       others), because the original program does not  have  a  manual  page.   Instead,  it  has
       documentation in html format; see below.

       efte  is  a  powerful text editor which closely resembles Borlands programming editors for
       M$-DOS, but is far more flexible and configurable.


       efte uses a command line syntax, which is a little  bit  different  from  most  of  Debian
       GNU/Linux apps.

       -h -? --help
              Help on command line options.

       -!     Ignore any external configuration file and use internal configuration.

              Go to line (and column) in next file on command line.

              Same as -l. Do not use this option.

              Set mode for next files to <mode>. If just plain -m, then use default mode.

              Use specified configuration file (compiled). Plain -C does the same as -!.

              Load/save desktop from file <.dsk>. If no argument, disable desktop load/save.

              Load/save history from file <.his>. If no argument, disable history load/save.

              Load 'tagfile' at startup.

              Lookup tag 'tag' and display file containing it.

       --     The rest of the arguments are not options, but filenames.

       -+     The  next  argument  is  not  an  option  even if starting with a '-'.  Useful when
              loading files that begin with a -.

       -noxmb Do not use XMB functions in xefte - useful if you have incorrect  locales  and  you
              want to use just english fonts.

       -font  Select XWindow font to use with xefte. See VIOFONT also.


       This is list of variable which might change behavior of some internals of efte.

       VIOFONT - select font used by xefte

       ISOCONSOLE  -  when  set, vefte is usign ascii symbols to draw tables. This is useful when
       iso latin charset is used on console.


       efte -mBIN /usr/bin/vefte
              load /usr/bin/vefte in BIN mode

       efte -mBIN -+ -bla-
              load file -bla- in BIN mode

       efte -l100,30 win.c
              go to (100,30) in win.c

       efte window.cpp
              load file window.cpp

       efte -- -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6
              load files -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6

       efte -D -H efte.dsk efte.his
              disable desktop and history loading and saving and load files efte.dsk and efte.his



       Default configuration files. Includes all keybindings and  menus  compiled  with  cefte(1)
       from config files in /usr/share/doc/efte/config-example.tar.gz.


       cefte(1), /usr/share/doc/efte/contents.html


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Riku  Voipio and Zdenek Kabelac <>
       <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.


       18 Nov 1999