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NAMENEdit - Text Editor
SYNOPSYSnedit [-read] [-create] [-line n | +n] [-server]
[-do command] [-tags file] [-tabs n]
[-wrap] [-nowrap] [-autowrap]
[-lm languagemode] [-rows n] [-columns n]
[-geometry|-g geometry] [-iconic] [-noiconic]
[-svrname name] [-import file]
[-background|-bg color] [-foreground|-fg color]
[-tabbed] [-untabbed] [-group]
[-V|-version] [-h|-help] [--] [file...]
DESCRIPTIONNEdit is a standard
- Open the file read-only regardless of the actual file protection.
- Don't warn about file creation when a file doesn't exist.
- -line n, +n
- Go to line number n.
- Designate this session as an NEdit server, for processing commands from the nc(1) program. nc(1) can be used to interface NEdit to code development environments, mailers, etc., or just as a quick way to open files from the shell command line without starting a new NEdit session.
- -do command
- Execute an NEdit macro or action on the file following the -do argument on the command line. -do is particularly useful from the nc(1) program, where `nc -do' can remotely execute commands in an nedit -server session.
- -tags file
- Load a file of directions for finding definitions of program subroutines and data objects. The file must be of the format generated by Exuberant Ctags, or the standard Unix ctags(1) command.
- -tabs n
- Set tab stops every n characters.
- -wrap, -nowrap
- Wrap long lines at the right edge of the window rather than continuing them past it. (Continuous Wrap mode)
- -autowrap, -noautowrap
- Wrap long lines when the cursor reaches the right edge of the window by inserting newlines at word boundaries. (Auto Newline Wrap mode)
- -autoindent, -noautoindent
- Maintain a running indent.
- -autosave, -noautosave
Maintain a backup copy of the file being edited under the name ~filename
(on Unix) or _filename (on VMS).
- -lm languagemode
- Initial language mode used for editing succeeding files.
- -rows n
- Default height in characters for an editing window.
- -columns n
- Default width in characters for an editing window.
- -font font, -fn font
- Font for text being edited. Font for menus and dialogs can be set with -xrm ``*fontList:font''.
- -geometry geometry, -g geometry
The initial size and/or location of editor windows. The argument geometry has
where C`<width>' and "<height>" are the desired width and height of the window, and <xoffset> and C`<yoffset>' are the distance from the edge of the screen to the window, + for top or left, - for bottom or right. -geometry can be specified for individual files on the command line.
- -iconic, -noiconic
- Initial window state for succeeding files.
- -display [host]:server[.screen]
- The name of the X server to use. host specifies the machine, server specifies the display server number, and screen specifies the screen number. host or screen can be omitted and default to the local machine, and screen 0.
- -background color, -bg color
- Background color. The background color for text can be set separately with -xrm ``nedit*text.background: color''.
- -foreground color, -fg color
- Foreground color. The foreground color for text can be set separately with -xrm ``nedit*text.foreground: color''.
- -xrm resourcestring
- Set the value of an X resource to override a default value.
- -svrname name
- When starting nedit in server mode, name the server, such that it responds to requests only when nc(1) is given a corresponding -svrname argument. By naming servers, you can run several simultaneously, and direct files and commands specifically to any one. Specifying a non-empty name automatically designates this session as an NEdit server, as though -server were specified.
- -import file
- Loads an additional preferences file on top of the existing defaults saved in your nedit.rc file. To incorporate macros, language modes, and highlight patterns and styles written by other users, run nedit with -import <file>, then re-save your nedit.rc file with Preferences->Save Defaults.
- Open all subsequent files in new tabs. Resets -group option.
- Open all subsequent files in new windows. Resets -group option.
- Open all subsequent files as tabs in a new window.
- -V, -version
- Prints version and build information, to be mentioned when reporting bugs and problems.
- -h, -help
- Prints the command line help and then exits.
- Treats all subsequent arguments as file names, even if they start with a dash. This is so NEdit can access files that begin with the dash character.
NEdit requires an X-based workstation or X-Terminal. If you have used telnet
or rlogin to access the host Unix system, set the Unix environment variable for
% setenv DISPLAY devicename:0
% DISPLAY=devicename:0 && export DISPLAY
This environment variable can be set to the name of a
directory. This directory will then be used instead of
`$HOME/.nedit' as the base directory for NEdit's special
files (see section FILES,below).
This variable is new to NEdit 5.4.
FILESFrom version 5.4 on, NEdit creates a directory in which NEdit's special files reside. This directory is named '.nedit' by default.
- This is an X resource file which contains most user settings for NEdit. It is read at startup and written by selecting the item 'Save Defaults...' in the Preferences menu. Do not edit this file by hand, all settings can be reached via the 'Default Settings' menu.
- The list of recently opened files. Do not edit this file by hand.
- A file that can contain a number of NEdit Macro Language statements and subroutine definitions. The statements will be executed when an NEdit server starts, the subroutines will be loaded for later reference. This file will not be created or modified by NEdit (unless you load it and edit it of course).
Note that NEdit still supports the older names for these files, which were used by version 5.3 and below. These file names are `$HOME/.nedit', `$HOME/.neditdb' and `$HOME/.neditmacro', respectively. The old naming scheme will be used if NEdit detects that `$HOME/.nedit' is a regular file and
See also the entry for
NOTESFor more information see NEdit's online help, or nedit.doc in the NEdit distribution kit.
NEdit sources, executables, additional documentation, and contributed software are available from the NEdit web site at nedit.org
SEE ALSOnc(1), X(1), mwm(1), ctags(1), etags(1)
AUTHORSNEdit was written by Mark Edel, Joy Kyriakopulos, Christopher Conrad, Jim Clark, Arnulfo Zepeda-Navratil, Suresh Ravoor, Tony Balinski, Max Vohlken, Yunliang Yu, Donna Reid, Arne Forlie, Eddy De Greef, Steve LoBasso, Alexander Mai, Scott Tringali, Thorsten Haude, Steve Haehn, Andrew Hood, Nathaniel Gray, and
The regular expression matching routines used in NEdit are adapted (with permission) from original code written by Henry Spencer at the University of Toronto.
Syntax highlighting patterns and smart indent macros were contributed by: Simon T. MacDonald, Maurice Leysens, Matt Majka, Alfred Smeenk, Alain Fargues, Christopher Conrad, Scott Markinson, Konrad Bernloehr, Ivan Herman, Patrice Venant, Christian Denat, Philippe Couton, Max Vohlken, Markus Schwarzenberg, Himanshu Gohel, Steven C. Kapp, Michael Turomsha, John Fieber, Chris Ross, Nathaniel Gray, Joachim Lous, Mike Duigou, Seak Teng-Fong, Joor Loohuis, Mark Jones, and Niek van den Berg.
COPYRIGHTThis program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the
In addition, as a special exception to the
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but