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       fte - Text editor


       fte  [[options] files ...]

       xfte [[options] files ...]

       vfte [[options] files ...]

       nfte [[options] files ...]

       sfte [[options] files ...]


       This manual page documents briefly the fte.

       Some detailed documentation is available html format, see below.

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


       fte 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 -.

              Do not use locales in xfte - useful if you have incorrect locales.

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

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


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

       VIOFONT - select font used by xfte

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


       fte -mBIN /usr/bin/vfte
              load /usr/bin/vfte in BIN mode

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

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

       fte window.cpp
              load file window.cpp

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

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



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


       cfte(1), /usr/share/doc/fte/contents.html


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


       18 Nov 1999