aXe - an X editor
axe [ -toolkitoption ...] [ -option ... ] [ filename ... ]
aXe is a simple to use text editor for X. Like xedit it is
built around the Athena Text Widget, but provides many more
By default aXe provides a menu interface to some common Text
Widget operations and most of its extra features. An
optional button interface, in which there is one button
present for every static menu entry, can be selected via the
keyword -buttons, or by setting the top level resource
buttons. A reduced button interface is configurable.
Individual file names on the command line will be allocated
to separate windows. A group of quoted file names will be
allocated to separate buffers of the same window. An initial
number of windows to open can be specified on the command
line by using the keyword -windows or by giving the top
level resource windows a numeric value. The value of
windows is ignored if the files specified on the command
line require more than that number of windows.
If a top level geometry resource is provided, e.g. by using
the toolkit keyword -geometry, then the width and height
fields will be interpreted to mean the numbers of columns
and rows respectively that editing widnows are to have.
aXe also acts as a server of editing windows to cooperating
clients. Two, coaxe and faxe, are provided as part of the
aXe suite. Server mode is the default, but can be switched
off by using the command line keyword -noserver, or by
setting the top level resource server False
aXe has comprehensive on-line help, so, to avoid having to
keep the information up to date in two places, it will not
be duplicated here.
That aXe makes use of code from Byron Rakitzis' rc command
interpreter that is based on AT&T's Plan 9 shell of the same
name is duly acknowledged.
xedit(1), Athena Widget (Xaw) documentation
Jim Wight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle,
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, NE1 7RU