Linux Command Library


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:

In addition, the pointer may be used to cut and paste text:

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