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edbrowse(1)		    General Commands Manual		   edbrowse(1)

       edbrowse	- text editor and web browser

       edbrowse	[ file1	] [ file2 ] ...

       edbrowse	[ url1 ] [ url2	]  ...

       edbrowse	 is  a line-oriented text editor very similar to ed(1).	 It is
       used to create, display,	modify and otherwise manipulate	text files.

       In addition edbrowse can	be used	to display web pages  and  edit	 their
       content.	It supports the	use of forms and JavaScript.

       If  edbrowse  is	 invoked  with a file argument,	then a copy of file is
       read into the editor's buffer. If it is invoked with  a	url  argument,
       then  the url is	read into the editor's buffer and the HTML is rendered
       as text.	 Changes are made to this copy and not directly	to file	or url

       Please  refer  to  ed(1)	for further details regarding the editing com-
       mands. Explanation of the browsing functions can	be found in  the  HTML

       To read the HTML	documentation you can do:

	      edbrowse /usr/local/share/doc/edbrowse/usersguide.html

       To  read	 (say)	20 lines of the	buffer at a time starting from the top
       use the command `1z20' followed by repeating `z'	to scroll  another  20
       lines at	a time.

       To  quit	 the editor completely type `qt' . Upon	quitting edbrowse, any
       changes not explicitly saved  with a `w'	command	are lost. The `w' com-
       mand  does  not apply to	URLs but one can save the corresponding	buffer
       to a file by the	command	w file.

       -h     Display the usage	message.

       -e     Batch mode. This options causes edbrowse to exit when it encoun-
	      ters an error.

       -d?    Debug  level. Can	be set to a value between 0 and	9. The default
	      is 1 which prints	the sizes of buffers. Some people like 2 which
	      prints out URLs as they are retrieved. This value	can be changed
	      within the editor	with the dbx command with x a value  betwen  0
	      and 9.

       -c     Edit  config  file. This command supresses the processing	of the
	      configuration file $HOME/.ebrc and starts	 editing  it  instead.
	      This option is useful if this file is syntactically incorrect or
	      otherwise	corrupted.

       $HOME/.ebrc	   Configuration file. The file	which  edbrowse	 reads
			   when	 it starts up. If the file exists then it must
			   be syntactically correct.

       When an error occurs, if	edbrowse it prints a `?' and returns  to  com-
       mand  mode.   An	 explanation of	the last error can be printed with the
       `h' (help) command.

       Attempting to quit edbrowse with	the `q'	command	or trying to edit  an-
       other file before writing a modified buffer results in an error.	If the
       command is entered a second time, it succeeds, but any changes  to  the
       buffer are lost.

       This manual page	is not complete.  Users	should refer to	the HTML docu-
       mentation for fuller details of the configuration options and  for  de-
       tails of	the use	of edbrowse.

       ed(1), sed(1), pcrepattern(3).

       The  HTML documentation </usr/local/share/doc/edbrowse/usersguide.html>
       provides	greater	detail about the program.

       This manual  page  was  originally  written  by	Kapil  Hari  Paranjape
       <>,  for  the  Debian  GNU/Linux system	(but it	may be
       used by others).

       The edbrowse program is written by Karl Dahlke <>.  The
       author  maintains  a web	page <> for the

edbrowse 3.2.1			  2007-05-09			   edbrowse(1)


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