Jed - programmers editor
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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.
run Jed in batch mode. This is a non-interactive mode.
do not load .jedrc file.
goto line n in buffer
load file as S-Lang code.
execute S-Lang function named function
search forward for string
insert file into current buffer.
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 is provided by the S-Lang code in emacs.sl.
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 line:
() = evalfile ("emacs");
is in your jed.rc (.jedrc) startup file. JED is distributed
with this line already present in the default jed.rc file.
For EDT emulation, edt.sl must be loaded. This is
accomplished by ensuring that the line:
() = evalfile ("edt");
is in present in the jed.rc (.jedrc) Startup File.
wordstar.sl 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
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
buffer has been modified since last save.
buffer is read only.
Mark set indicator. This means a region is being
File changed on disk indicator. This indicates that
the file associated with the buffer is newer than the
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 also provides a direct link to the S-
Langinterpreter. 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
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.
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 If edt.sl 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
emacs.sl has been loaded.
Undo (Control-underscore, also Ctrl-X u').
Reformat paragraph (wrap mode). Used with a prefix
argument. will justify the paragraph as well.
narrow paragraph (wrap mode). Used with a prefix
argument will justify the paragraph as well.
Make Language comment (Fortran and C)
Trim whitespace around point
Execute shell command
Show line/column information.
quoted_insert --- insert next char as is (backquote
Get M-x minibuffer prompt with command completion
pop up a list of buffers
Delete Current Window
switch to buffer
save some buffers
Get "S-Lang>" prompt for interface to the S-Lang
Set Mark (Begin defining a region). Used with a prefix
argument aborts the act of defining the region and pops
these are the default runtime jed slang files
This is the default startup file.
The system wide configuration file.
Per user configuration file.
John E. Davis <email@example.com>
--- This document was translated to nroff by "Boris D.