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NEDIT(1)		      NEdit documentation		      NEDIT(1)

       NEdit - Text Editor

       nedit [-read] [-create] [-line n	| +n] [-server]
	     [-do command] [-tags file]	[-tabs n]
	     [-wrap] [-nowrap] [-autowrap]
	     [-autoindent] [-noautoindent]
	     [-autosave] [-noautosave]
	     [-lm languagemode]	[-rows n] [-columns n]
	     [-font font]
	     [-geometry|-g geometry] [-iconic] [-noiconic]
	     [-display [host]:server[.screen]]
	     [-xrm resourcestring]
	     [-svrname name] [-import file]
	     [-background|-bg color] [-foreground|-fg color]
	     [-tabbed] [-untabbed] [-group]
	     [-V|-version] [-h|-help] [--] [file...]

       NEdit is	a standard GUI (Graphical User Interface) style	text editor
       for programs and	plain-text files. It provides mouse based editing and
       a streamlined editing style, based on popular Macintosh and MS Windows
       editors,	for users of X workstations and	X terminals.

	   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)

       -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

       -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	the form:


	   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 your display:

	   csh-type shells:

	      %	setenv DISPLAY devicename:0

	   sh-type shells:

	      %	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,

	   This	variable is new	to NEdit 5.4.

       From 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'

	   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 NEDIT_HOME	isn't set.

       See also	the entry for NEDIT_HOME under ENVIRONMENT, above.

       For 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

       nc(1), X(1), mwm(1), ctags(1), etags(1)

       NEdit 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	TK Soh.

       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

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
       Free Software Foundation; either	version	2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       In addition, as a special exception to the GNU GPL, the copyright
       holders give permission to link the code	of this	program	with the Motif
       and Open	Motif libraries	(or with modified versions of these that use
       the same	license), and distribute linked	combinations including the
       two. You	must obey the GNU General Public License in all	respects for
       all of the code used other than linking with Motif/Open Motif. If you
       modify this file, you may extend	this exception to your version of the
       file, but you are not obligated to do so. If you	do not wish to do so,
       delete this exception statement from your version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
       General Public License in the Help section "Distribution	Policy"	for
       more details.

NEdit release of Nov  6, 2021	  2017-02-04			      NEDIT(1)


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