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       Jed - programmers editor


       jed --version
       jed-script --version
       xjed --version

       jed [--secure] [--batch|--script|--help] [options] file ...
       jed-script [--secure] script file [script options] ...
       xjed  [--secure]  [X  options] [--batch|--script|--help] [options] file


       Jed - programmers editor


       Color syntax highlighting.  Emulation  of  Emacs,  EDT,  Wordstar,  and
       Brief  editors.   Extensible  in  a  language  resembling C. Completely
       customizable.  Editing TeX files with  AUC-TeX  style  editing  (BiBTeX
       support too).  Folding support, and much more...

       For  complete  documentation,  see  GNU  info  files,  this manual only
       provides brief tutorial.


   major options
              prints the version and compiletime variables.
              prints usage information.
              runs Jed in  secure  mode,  e.g.  you  can’t  run  any  external
              commands with system() or run_shell_cmd().
              run Jed in batch mode.  This is a non-interactive mode.
              this  is  a  mode like --batch but jed does not eval the startup
              files. It behaves like slsh.  You must give the file that should
              be  evaluated  as  second  argument.  It’s  the  same as calling

   minor options
              do not load .jedrc file.
       -a file
              load file as user configuration file instead of .jedrc.
       + n
              goto line n in buffer (notice that in order to  this  option  to
              take  effect, if must appear before the file name in the command
              line, like ’jed +3 file’)
       -g n
              goto line n in buffer (notice that in order to  this  option  to
              take  effect,  if must appear after the file name in the command
              line, like ’jed file -g 3’)
       -l file
              load file as S-Lang code.
       -f function
              execute S-Lang function named function
       -s string
              search forward for string
              split window
       -i file
              insert file into current buffer.

   X options
       xjed  accapts  the  common  options  like  -display,  -name,  -fn   and
       -geometry.  Additionaly it accepts

       -facesize SIZE, -fs SIZE
              if  build  with XRENDERFONT support, selects the font size SIZE.
              Use it with the option -fn to select a scalable font.
       -foreground COLOR, -fg COLOR
              sets the foreground color.
       -background COLOR, -bg COLOR
              sets the background color.
       -fgMouse COLOR, -mfg COLOR
              sets the foreground color of the mouse pointer.
       -bgMouse COLOR, -mbg COLOR
              sets the background color of the mouse pointer.
       -Iconic, -ic
              start iconified.
       -title NAME
              sets the window title to NAME.

       For more options look at xterm.c.


              Emulating Other Editors

       JED’s ability to create new  functions  using  the  S-Lang  programming
       language as well as allowing the user to choose key bindings, makes the
       emulation of other editors possible. Currently, JED provides reasonable
       emulation of the Emacs, EDT, and Wordstar editors.

              Emacs Emulation

       Emacs  Emulation is provided by the S-Lang code in  The basic
       functionality of Emacs is emulated; most Emacs  users  should  have  no
       problem with JED.  To enable Emacs emulation in JED, make sure that the

              () = evalfile ("emacs");

       is in your jed.rc (.jedrc) startup file.  JED is distributed with  this
       line already present in the default jed.rc file.

              EDT Emulation

       For  EDT  emulation,  must  be loaded.  This is accomplished by
       ensuring that the line:

              () = evalfile ("edt");

       is in present in the jed.rc (.jedrc) Startup File.

              Wordstar Emulation contains the S-Lang  code  for  JED’s  Wordstar  emulation.
       Adding the line

              () = evalfile ("wordstar");

       to  your  jed.rc  (.jedrc)  startup  file  will  enable  JED’s Wordstar


              Status line and Windows

       JED supports multiple windows.  Each window may contain the same buffer
       or  different  buffers.   A  status line is displayed immediately below
       each window.  The status line contains  information  such  as  the  JED
       version  number,  the  buffer  name,  mode,  etc.  Please beware of the
       following indicators:

              buffer has been modified since last save.
              buffer is read only.
              Mark set indicator.  This means a region is being defined.
              File changed on disk indicator.  This indicates  that  the  file
              associated with the buffer is newer than the buffer itself.
              spot pushed indicator.
              Undo is enabled for the buffer.
              Buffer is narrowed to a region of LINES.
              A macro is being defined.


       The  Mini-Buffer consists of a single line located at the bottom of the
       screen. Much of the dialog between the user and JED takes place in this
       buffer.  For example, when you search for a string, JED will prompt you
       for the string in the Mini-Buffer.

       The Mini-Buffer also provides a direct link to the S-Lang  interpreter.
       To access the interpreter, press Ctrl-X Esc and the S-Lang> prompt will
       appear in the Mini-Buffer.   Enter  any  valid  S-Lang  expression  for
       evaluation by the interpreter.

       It  is  possible to recall data previously entered into the Mini-Buffer
       by using the up and down arrow keys.  This makes it possible to use and
       edit previous expressions in a convenient and efficient manner.

              Basic Editing

       Editing  with  JED is pretty easy - most keys simply insert themselves.
       Movement around the buffer is usually done using the arrow keys or page
       up  and  page  down  keys.   If is loaded, the keypads on VTxxx
       terminals function as well.  Here, only the highlights are touched upon
       (cut/paste   operations  are  not  considered  ‘highlights’).   In  the
       following, any character prefixed by the ^ character denotes a  Control
       character.  On  keyboards  without  an explicit Escape key, Ctrl-[ will
       most likely generate and Escape character.

       A prefix argument to a command may be generated by  first  hitting  the
       Esc key, then entering the number followed by pressing the desired key.
       Normally, the prefix argument  is  used  simply  for  repetition.   For
       example,  to  move  to the right 40 characters, one would press Esc 4 0
       followed immediately by the right arrow key.  This illustrates the  use
       of  the  repeat  argument for repetition.  However, the prefix argument
       may be used in other ways as well.  For example, to  begin  defining  a
       region,  one would press the Ctrl-@ key.  This sets the mark and begins
       highlighting.  Pressing the Ctrl-@ key  with  a  prefix  argument  will
       abort the act of defining the region and to pop the mark.

       The following list of useful keybindings assumes that has been

              Redraw screen.
              Undo  (Control-underscore, also Ctrl-X u’).
       Esc q
              Reformat paragraph (wrap mode).  Used with  a  prefix  argument.
              will justify the paragraph as well.
       Esc n
              narrow  paragraph (wrap mode).  Used with a prefix argument will
              justify the paragraph as well.
       Esc ;
              Make Language comment (Fortran and C)
       Esc \
              Trim whitespace around point
       Esc !
              Execute shell command
       Esc $
              Ispell word
       Ctrl-X ?
              Show line/column information.
              quoted_insert --- insert next char as is (backquote key)
       Esc s
              Center line.
       Esc u
              Upcase word.
       Esc d
              Downcase word.
       Esc c
              Capitalize word.
       Esc x
              Get M-x minibuffer prompt with command completion
       Ctrl-X Ctrl-B
              pop up a list of buffers
       Ctrl-X Ctrl-C
              exit JED
       Ctrl-X 0
              Delete Current Window
       Ctrl-X 1
              One Window.
       Ctrl-X 2
              Split Window.
              Ctrl-X o
              Other window.
       Ctrl-X b
              switch to buffer
       Ctrl-X k
              kill buffer
       Ctrl-X s
              save some buffers
       Ctrl-X Esc
              Get "S-Lang>" prompt for interface to the S-Lang interpreter.
       Esc .
              Find tag
              Set Mark (Begin defining a region).  Used with a prefix argument
              aborts the act of defining the region and pops the Mark.


              these  are  the  default  runtime jed slang files (packages like
              jed-extra can define additional slang library directories)
              This is the default startup file.
              The system wide configuration files (this is  a  special  Debian
              Per user configuration file, or
              per  user  configuration  file if the Jed_Home_Directory ~/.jed/


       John E. Davis <>
              Jed’s Author

       --- This document was  translated  to  nroff  by  "Boris  D.  Beletsky"