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       E3 - A mini text editor


       e3[ws|em|pi|vi|ne] [filename]


       e3  is  a  complete mini application written fully in assembler, with a
       code size less than 10000 byte. There is a status & input  line,  where
       you  can enter filenames, blocknames, find-texts and line numbers.  The
       editor commands are similary the families of Wordstar-like or Emacs  or
       Pico  or  vi or Nedit editors.  For online help press ESC:h in vi mode,
       else Alt-H.  This man page describes Wordstar key bindings only.


       ^A     Go word left

       ^C     Go page down

       ^D     Go right

       ^E     Go up

       ^F     Go word right

       ^G     Delete current character

       ^H     Delete left character

       ^I     Tabulator

       ^J     Get online help

       ^KB    Set block start marker

       ^KC    Copy current block

       ^KD    Save file and load a new one

       ^KK    Set block end marker

       ^KQ    Abort editing and exit. Confirm with Y or y  that  your  changes
              are lost.

       ^KR    Insert a file as a new block

       ^KS    Save file and continue editing

       ^KV    Move current block inside file

       ^KW    Save a block into a file

       ^KX    Save file and exit

       ^KY    Delete text a block

       ^KZ    Suspend (simple ^Z in other editor modes)

       ^L     Repeat last ^QF or ^QA

       ^M     Enter new line

       ^QA    Search & Replace (a prompt appears). For options compare ^QF.

       ^QB    Go to block begin

       ^QC    Go to end of file

       ^QD    Go to end of line

       ^QE    Go to top of screen: 1st columne, 1st line

       ^QF    Find  a  text  string (a prompt appears). Valid options are Case
              sensitive and Backward.  You could abort via pressing ^U .  This
              options  are equal to e3em, e3pi, e3ne, but their abort keys are
              ^G and ^C.

       ^QG    Delete character under cursor

       ^QG    Delete character left of cursor

              Delete up to line begin

       ^QI    Go to line number (prompt appears)

       ^QK    Go to block end

       ^QR    Go to file begin

       ^QS    Go to line begin

       ^QV    Go to last postion of find

       ^QW    Go to previous word

       ^QX    Go to bottom of window (last line, end of line)

       ^QY    Delete to line end

       ^QZ    Go to next word

       ^R     Go page up

       ^S     Go left

       ^T     Delete to next word

       ^U     Undo the last operation. Also abort input in status  line  (this
              is used for ^QI,^QF,^KR,^KW etc.)

       ^V     Toggle insert mode

       ^W     Scroll up

       ^X     Go down

       ^Y     Delete current line

       ^Z     Scroll down


       e3 has an UNDO mode starting in v2.2. There is no predefined UNDO level
       count. You can expect to UNDO  at  least  one  last  insert-,  delete-,
       overwrite-  or  sed_pipe-operation, but in most cases there are lots of
       UNDO stages available. e3 has a fixed size undo buffer and will use  an
       external helper file if some deleted data is bigger sized than the undo
       buffer.  This buffer is organized as a  ring,  overwriting  older  UNDO
       information  if  neccessary. So one never can say exactly how many UNDO
       operations are possible.  For using the UNDO press one of:

       ^U     in Wordstar mode

       ^QU    in Pico mode

       ^_     in Emacs mode

       u      in vi command mode

       ^U     in Nedit mode


       e3 has an arithmetic calculator built in  for  some  simple  arithmetic
       calculations  inside  your text. Place cursor at begin of the task i.e.
       something like:  -3.002*-(2--3)= and press one of:

       ^KN    in Wordstar mode

       ^QC    in Pico mode

       ^X^N   in Emacs mode

       #      in vi command mode

       ^K     in Nedit mode

       This will  insert  the  result  into  text.   Use  the  values  between
       -999999999999.999999  ...  999999999999.999999  with  up  to  6 decimal
       digits and the operators +-*/  and parenthesis ( ).  Also available are
       p for constant PI and r for accessing the result of last calculation


       You can switch to other editor mode by pressing one of:

       ^KM    in Wordstar mode

       ^QM    in Pico mode

       altX   in Emacs mode

       <ESC>; in vi command mode

       ^E     in Nedit mode

       e3  will  set  a  prompt  SET MODE . Now enter one of e3ws, e3em, e3pi,
       e3vi, e3ne for setting Wordstar-like or Emacs or Pico or  vi  or  Nedit


       e3  accepts  a  filename  for  text  editing.  Switch  the  editor mode
       depending of the binary name, one of e3ws, e3em, e3pi, e3vi, e3ne


       e3     is an assembled executable for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD,  OpenBSD,
              BeOS(tm),  QNX(tm).   e3ws,  e3em, e3pi, e3vi, e3ne are symbolic
              links to e3.

       e3.exe is  an  assembled  executable  for  32  bit  Win  versions  like

       e3c    is  a ’C’ compiled executable for some other platforms, optional
              built, supporting WS key bindings only.

       e3arm  is a new experimental (alpha code quality) assembled  executable
              for  ARM Linux, optional built (identical e3, but no arithmetics
              and no UNDO available).

       e3.hlp help text file (for e3c only)

       e3.res error message text file (for e3c only)

       e3-16  e3-16,, e3-16e.exe are special bonus files for 16  bit
              operating  systems  ELKS  (==Embeddable Linux Kernel Subset) and
              DOS, supporting WS key bindings only.


       e3 is Copyright (c) 2000,01,02,03 Albrecht Kleine

       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.

       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 for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.


       There probably are some, but I don’t know what they are yet.