leaf - Lightweight Editor of Ascii(and more) Files
leaf [-d dictionary] [+n] [filename]
leaf is a simple console text file editor, with paragraph word-wrapping
and spell checking. leaf is based on the text editor in the Cone mail
reader and composer. leaf opens filename, position the cursor on the
first line, or line #n, if specified.
This is not really the best editor for program sources. leaf is meant
to be used as a quick editor for writing short notes and memos. As text
is typed, words will automatically flow to wrap within a typical
80-character terminal display, even on larger display (due to leaf´s
heritage as an editor for E-mail messages, which are traditionally
formatted to fit an 80-character display). Word wrapping is "lazy":
only long text lines are wrapped. Short text lines are not folded
together. Individual paragraphs are separated by blank lines of text.
Press CTRL-J to optimally rewrap the paragraph under the cursor. The
bottom two lines on the screen list which keys to press for other
The -d sets the name of the dictionary used for spell checking
(overriding the default spell checking dictionary set by the DICTIONARY
environment variable). +n sets the initial cursor position to line #n.
[FIXME: source] 10/31/2009