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       edbrowse - text editor and web browser


       edbrowse [ file1 ] [ file2 ] ...

       edbrowse [ url1 ] [ url2 ]  ...


       (This  manual  page  was  written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
       because the original program does not have  a  man  page.  Instead  the
       program  is  documented  in  detail  in  the  HTML  documentation  that
       accompanies the program; see below.)

       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 the
       contents of these pages. It supports the use of forms and Javascript in
       web pages.

       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
       commands. Explanation of the browsing functions can  be  found  in  the
       HTML documentation.


       To read the HTML documentation on a Debian system you can do

              edbrowse file:///usr/share/doc/edbrowse/edbdoc.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
       command  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
              encounters 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
       command 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
       another  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
       documentation for fuller details of the configuration options  and  for
       details of the use of edbrowse.


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

       The  HTML  documentation 〈/usr/share/doc/edbrowse/edbdoc.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