asedit

ASEDIT(n)                                                            ASEDIT(n)



NAME
       asedit - text editor for X/Motif

SYNTAX
       asedit [ options ...] [ filename(s) ]

DESCRIPTION
       asedit is an easy to use text editor for X Window System built around
       Motif Text widget. Version 1.3, international free Release, includes
       the following language versions: English, Dutch, French, German,
       Polish, Portuguese and Swedish. All commands and messages are localized
       for each language. The on-line help is available only in English.

OVERVIEW
       The main features include:
         - international release (versions for 7 languages)
         - graphical user interface (GUI)
         - multiple editing windows
         - easy to use "point and click" interface
         - drag and drop support (Motif 1.2 and above only)
         - file selection via file selection dialog
         - read only mode to view files
         - file insert functionality
         - print dialog that allows:
              (i)  selection of a printer and using extra print options
              (ii) selection of a print range (selected text only or
                   the complete document)
         - comprehensive context sensitive, hypertext on-line help
         - multiple undo and redo of edit actions
         - Cut/Copy/Paste features
         - bookmarks (up to 10)
         - parenthesis (pair) matching
         - comprehensive search and replace
         - line and column numbers
         - automatic indentation
         - shortcut keys for the most common edit features
         - pop-up menu for mouse oriented editing
         - special version with keyboard bindings for EMACS's users
         - customization via X11/Motif resources
         - easy localization for left to right languages
         - spell and sort commands
         - commands to change case of letters
         - formatting commands (expand/unexpand, move left/right,
           indent with, reformat margins)
         - user customizable filters (up to 10); following filters
           are preconfigured: word count, compress multiple blank
           lines, delete blank lines, double space the text,
           delete extra spaces;
           new filter dialog is also available
         - user customizable commands (up to 10); following
           commands are preconfigured:  pwd, date, hostname;
           new command dialog is also available
         - extended syntax (on program startup: show line <N>,
           open multiple files, set tabstops interval, set
           autoindent, etc.)



OPTIONS
       The following options are available:

       -bg <COLOR>
               sets background (page) color for all elements

       -fg <COLOR>
               sets foreground (text) color

       -fn <FONT>
               sets one font list for the whole program

       -fnm <FONT>
               sets font list for menu items and dialogs

       -fnt <FONT>
               sets font list for the edit text area

       -helpdir <DIR>
               sets directory for the asedit help file (asedit.hlp)

       -tab <N>
               sets the tabstops to interval of N characters

       +<N>    after opening the file go to line <N>

       -emacs  turns on Emacs mode (alternate shortcuts set is used)

       -/+ai   turns on/off autoindent

       -/+status
               turns on/off status line

       -/+wrap turns on/off auto wraparound (*slow* before Motif 1.2)

       -/+v    turns on/off view only mode

          .....  and all standard X-Window options, including:

       -display <HOST:SCREEN>
               sets the display where the window will appear

       -geometry <WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y>
               sets window size and position (in pixels)

       -iconic starts the program up iconified

       -xrm <RESOURCE>
               sets additional X resource specification

       filename(s) Specifies the file that is to be loaded during start-up and
       edited afterwards.  Note that you might specify more than one file.  If
       a file is not specified, asedit starts with a "NoName" file, so text
       might be entered in immediately.

ON-LINE HELP
       asedit has a comprehensive, context sensitive, hypertext on-line help,
       so, to avoid having to keep the information up to date in two places,
       it will not be duplicated here. For more information see on-line help
       (just press the help key, F1, whenever you need help when working with
       asedit ).

AUTHOR
       Andrzej Stochniol (A.Stochniol@ic.ac.uk)
       30 Hatch Road, London SW16 4PN, UK

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1992 - 1994 by Andrzej Stochniol






                               Free Release 1.3                      ASEDIT(n)