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NEDIT(1)										 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 geometry] [-iconic]
       [-noiconic] [-display [host]:server[.screen]] [-xrm resourcestring] [-svrname name]
       [-import file] [-background color] [-foreground color] [-V] [-version] [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) pro-
	   gram. 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 start-
	   ing a new NEdit session.

       -do command
	   Execute an NEdit macro or action. On each file following the -do argument on the com-
	   mand 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 new-
	   lines 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

       -geometry geometry, -g geometry
	   The initial size and/or location of editor windows. The argument geometry has the


	   where `<width>' and `<height>' are the desired width and height of the window, and
	   `<xoffset>' and `<yoffset>' are the distance from the edge of the screen to the win-
	   dow, + for top or left, - for bottom or right. -geometry can be specified for individ-
	   ual 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 dis-
	   play 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.

       -import file
	   Loads an additional preferences file on top of the existing defaults saved in your
	   .nedit 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 file
	   with Preferences->Save Defaults.

       -V, -version
	   Prints version and build information, to be mentioned when reporting bugs and prob-
	   lems. Also prints credits and license information.

	   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 dis-

	       % setenv DISPLAY devicename:0

       NEdit stores a few files in a user's home directory:

	   The general configuration file. Do not edit this file by hand.

	   A file that can contain a number of macro statements and subroutines. The statements
	   will be executed when a NEdit server starts, the subroutines will be loaded for later

	   The list of recently opened files. Do not edit this file by hand.

       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 avail-
       able from the NEdit web site at http://nedit.org.

       nc(1), X(1), mwm(1), vi(1), emacs(1), ctags(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, and Thorsten Haude.

       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. MacDon-
       ald,  Maurice Leysens, Matt Majka, Alfred Smeenk, Alain Fargues, Christopher Conrad, Scott
       Markinson, Konrad Bernloehr, Ivan Herman, Patrice Venant, Christian Denat, Philippe Cou-
       ton, 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.

       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 ver-
       sion 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License in the Help section "Distribution Policy" for more

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