Qedit 6.4 for HP-UX

User Manual

Doc-To-Help Standard Manual

by Robelle Solutions Technology Inc.

qed-ybo


 

Program and manual copyright 1977-2022 Robelle Solutions Technology Inc.

Permission is granted to reprint this document (but not for profit), provided that copyright notice is given.

Updated January 8, 2019

 

 

Qedit and Suprtool are trademarks of Robelle Solutions Technology Inc. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contents

Welcome to Qedit 11

Introduction. 11

Documentation. 12

User Manual 12

Printed Documentation. 12

Additional Software. 12

Qcat 12

Qaccess. 13

Compare. 13

Notation. 13

Highlights 15

Highlights In Version 6.4. 15

Highlights In Version 6.3. 15

Highlights In Version 6.2. 15

Highlights In Version 6.1. 15

Highlights In Version 6.0. 15

Highlights In Version 5.9. 16

Installing Qedit/UX 17

General Installation Notes. 17

Who Should Use These Instructions?. 17

Summary of Installation Steps. 17

Step 1: Log On as Root 17

Step 2: Create Robelle Directory. 18

Step 3: Restore Files. 18

Step 4: Set Up PATH (Optional) 18

Step 5: Start the Qedit for Windows Server (optional) 18

Getting a Quick Start with HP Full-Screen Editing 21

Introduction. 21

Starting Visual Mode. 22

Screen Layout 23

Home Line. 24

Status Line. 24

Text Lines. 24

Template Line. 24

Special Indicator Columns. 25

Using Your Keyboard. 25

Moving the Cursor 25

Editing the Text Lines. 26

Control Functions. 26

Reflection for DOS Keyboards. 27

Other PC Keyboards. 27

Function Keys. 28

Browsing Through Your File. 29

Cut-and-Paste. 30

Cutting Operations. 30

Pasting Operations. 31

Resetting Cut-and-Paste. 31

Copying a Block of Text 31

Cut-and-Paste Between Files. 32

Dividing and Gluing Operations. 33

Dividing Lines in Visual Mode. 33

Gluing Lines in Visual Mode. 33

Excluding Lines From Visual Mode Display. 34

Justifying Lines in Visual Mode. 34

Renumbering Lines. 35

Inserting Blank Lines. 35

Hold Files. 35

Marking Changes Without Using Line Numbers. 35

Paste from a Non-Qedit File. 36

Home Line Commands. 36

Finding Strings. 37

Changing Strings. 37

Help on Visual Mode. 37

Formatting Paragraphs. 38

Undoing Changes in Visual Mode. 38

Refreshing the Screen. 38

Other Line Mode Commands. 39

Truncated Home Line. 39

Exit from Visual 39

Getting a Quick Start with VT Full-Screen Editing 41

Introduction. 41

Home and End keys. 41

Starting Screen Mode. 42

Troubleshooting. 42

Screen Layout 42

Status Line. 43

Text Lines. 43

Message Line. 43

Using Your Keyboard. 44

Moving the Cursor 44

Editing the Text Lines. 45

Control Functions. 46

Browsing Through Your File. 46

Cut-and-Paste. 47

Resetting Cut-and-Paste. 47

Copying a Block of Text 47

Splitting and Joining Lines. 48

Getting a Quick Start with Line Mode Editing 49

Introduction. 49

Adding Lines to a File. 49

Looking at the File. 50

Browsing the File. 51

Searching the File. 51

Editing Lines. 52

Global Changes. 54

Copying Lines. 55

Moving Lines. 55

Deleting Lines. 56

Help Command. 56

Saving the File. 57

Open and Shut for Instant Access. 57

Running Qedit under HP-UX 59

Running Qedit 59

Visual Mode for HP Terminals. 59

Screen Mode for VT Terminals. 60

Edit Several Files at Once. 60

How to Edit Several Files?. 61

Starting a New Scratch File. 61

Configuring Different Shells. 61

Bourne and Korn Shells. 61

C Shell 62

Setting Up a PATH for Qedit 62

Bourne and Korn Shells. 62

C Shell 63

Control Characters and stty. 63

Qeditmgr Configuration Files. 63

Default Set Commands. 64

On-Line vs. Batch Access. 64

Command Line Options. 64

Initial Command Line: -ccmdstring. 65

Editing a Single File: -s. 65

Exit with Verify: -v. 65

"Discard Changes?" on Exit 65

HP-UX Notes. 66

EDITOR Variable. 66

Scratch File. 66

Hold Files. 67

Shell Commands. 67

Shell Command History. 68

Tab Stops. 69

Hardcoded File Names. 69

/opt/robelle/qeditmgr 69

$HOME/.qeditmgr 70

/opt/robelle/help/qedit 70

Visual Mode. 70

Variables that Drive Qedit 70

Setting Variables in Your Shell 71

RCRTMODEL Variable. 71

RPCVERSION Variable. 74

RCRTWIDTH Variable. 75

Function Key Labels. 75

RCRTSTRAPSGH for Handshaking. 75

QEDITMGRTRACE Variable. 76

QEDCURWFILE Variable. 76

QEDSTOREDPWD and QEDPROMPTEDPWD Variables. 76

ROBELLE Environment Variable. 77

Converting Qedit Files with qcat 78

Differences Between MPE and HP-UX.. 78

Open/Shut 78

Current "*" File Name. 78

Missing Features. 78

Qedit for Microsoft Windows 81

Introduction. 81

Server Process. 81

HP-UX 10.0. 81

Port Number 83

Log Files. 83

Console Messages. 83

Access Log. 84

Error Log. 84

Trace Log. 84

Log File Names. 84

Qedit Issues and Solutions 87

Running Qedit with Reflection. 87

Alt-Y vs. :Reflect 87

Form Feed Causing Return/Line Feed. 88

Completion Codes. 88

Controlling the PC.. 88

Accidental Exit from Reflection. 88

Changing the Exit Keystroke. 89

Files without NewLine Characters. 90

Lines, Strings and Ranges. 91

Qedit Commands 93

Introduction. 93

General Notes. 93

Abbreviations. 93

Uppercase or Lowercase. 94

Multiple Commands per Line. 94

Comments on Command Lines. 94

Stopping Commands with Control-Y.. 95

Implicit Commands. 95

Function Keys. 95

Shell Commands. 96

Calculator Commands. 96

Add Command [A] 97

Add (Adding New Lines) 97

Add (Adding a String as a Line) 99

Add (Copying Lines within a File) 99

Add (Moving Lines within a File) 100

Add (Copying Lines Between Files) 101

Append Command [AP] 103

Backward Command [BA/F5] 104

Before Command [B] 105

CD Command [CD] 107

Change Command [C] 108

Change (Changing Strings) 108

Change (Changing Columns) 111

Close Command [CL] 113

Colcopy Command [COL] 114

Colmove Command [COLM] 117

Delete Command [D] 120

Destroy Command [DES] 122

Divide Command [DI] 123

:Do Command [DO] 124

Exit Command [E/F8] 125

Find Command [F/F4] 126

Findup Command [FINDU/F3] 128

Form Command [FORM] 129

Forward Command [FO/F6] 130

Garbage Command [GAR] 131

Glue Command [G] 132

Help Command [H/?] 133

Hold Command [HO] 134

Justify Command [J] 136

Keep Command [K] 143

List Command [L] 147

:Listredo Command [LISTREDO/F7] 160

:Listundo Command [LISTU] 161

LS Command [LS] 162

Lsort Command [LSO] 163

Merge Command [ME] 164

Modify Command [M] 166

New Command [N] 179

Open Command [O] 180

Proc Command [P] 184

Q Command [Q] 185

:Redo Command [REDO] 186

:Reflect Command [REFLECT] 188

Renumber Command [REN] 190

Replace Command [R] 191

Set Command [S] 192

Account 194

Alias. 194

Autocont 196

Check. 197

Decimal 197

DL size. 198

Editinput 198

Expandtabs. 199

Extentsize. 199

Extprog. 199

Filename. 200

FORTRAN.. 200

Halfbright 200

Hints. 201

Hppath. 201

Increment 201

Interactive. 201

Justify. 202

Keep. 202

Language. 205

Left 208

Length. 209

Lib. 209

Limits. 209

List 210

Maxdata. 210

Modify. 210

Open. 213

Pattern. 213

Priority. 214

Prompt 214

Redo. 214

Right 216

RL file name. 216

Shift 216

Spell 216

Statistics. 217

Stringdelimiters. 217

Tabs. 218

Term.. 219

Text 219

Totals. 221

UDC.. 222

Undo. 222

Varsub. 222

Visual 224

Warnings. 237

Whichcomp. 237

Window.. 237

Work. 238

Wraparound. 240

X.. 240

Zip. 245

Shut Command [SH] 246

Spell Command [SP] 247

Text Command [T] 248

Undo Command [UN] 254

Up Command [UP/F2] 256

Use Command [U] 257

Verify Command [V] 258

Visual Command [VI/F1] 259

Words Command [W] 262

Zave Command [Z] 263

ZZ Command. 264

Calculator Command [=] 265

Troubleshooting and Error Messages 269

Introduction. 269

Messages. 269

Quit Errors. 272

Errors in Visual 272

Using Visual with X.25. 272

Using Visual on HP-UX.. 272

Terminals Supported by Visual 272

Problems with 700/9x Terminals. 273

Visual Error Messages. 273

File Formats 277

Introduction. 277

Qedit Workfiles. 277

Original Format Workfiles. 277

Jumbo Workfiles. 278

External Files. 279

Regular Expressions 283

Introduction. 283

Metacharacters. 283

Character Class. 285

Escape Character 287

Escaped Sequences in Regular Expressions. 288

Backreferences in Regular Expressions. 289

Escaped Characters in Replacement String. 290

Qedit Glossary 291

Introduction. 291

Terms. 291

Abbreviating. 291

Batch. 291

Calculator 292

Column. 292

Command. 293

Control Character 293

CRT. 294

Current Line. 294

Defaults. 294

External File. 294

File Names. 295

Full-Screen Editing. 295

Hold File. 295

J Option. 296

Jumbo Files. 296

Keep File. 296

Language. 296

Left 297

Length. 297

Line. 297

Linenum.. 297

Margins. 298

Memory Lock. 298

Patterns. 299

Quiet-Q Option. 300

Range. 300

Rangelist 300

Relative Line Numbers. 302

Right 302

Shifting. 303

String. 303

Tab. 303

Template-T Option. 304

Visual Editing. 304

Window.. 304

Workfile. 305

Special Characters. 306

? Means Help, Nonprinting Characters, Alphanumeric (in Patterns) or Optional (in Regexp) 306

$ Means Hex, Memory Lock, List Option, Previous File or End-Of-Line (in Regexp) 306

^ Means Findup, Control-Char, Start-of-line (in Regexp) or Negate (in Regexp) 307

. Means Nonprinting, Reset, Decimal Point or Any Character (in Regexp) 308

! Means Shell Script or Too Long. 308

% Means Octal or String. 308

* Means Current, Refresh, Multiply or Quantifier (in Regexp) 308

\ Means Previous, String, Literal Match (in Regexp) or Special Characters (in Regexp) 309

/ Means Prompt, Range Delimiter, Stop, Exit, or Divide. 310

[ Means FIRST, [default] or Start Class (in Regexp) 310

] Means LAST or End Class (in Regexp) 311

{ } Are for Comments or Indentation. 311

@ Means ALL.. 311

& Means Literal Match. 312

: Means Shell Commands or String. 312

; Means Multiple Commands. 312

, Means a List 313

= Means Copy or Calculate. 313

< Means Move, I/O Redirection or Backward Page. 313

> Means Forward Page, I/O Redirection, Modify or Qhelp. 313

" Means String. 314

( Means Start Parameter, Command or Subpattern (in Regexp) 314

) Means End Parameter, Command or Subpattern (in Regexp) 314

+ Means Ahead Some Lines, Add or Quantifier (in Regexp) 315

- Means Back Some Lines, Minus or Range (in Regexp) 315

# Means Numeric Pattern. 316

~ Means Spaces (Pattern), Recent Page or Field. 316

How to Contact Robelle 317

Support 317

Index 319

 


Welcome to Qedit

Introduction

Welcome to Qedit, the fast, full-screen text editor for MPE and HP-UX. To get into Qedit/UX, enter this command:

/opt/robelle/bin/qedit

Qedit version 6.3 has screen-editing, function keys and commands:

Commands:

Add

FINDUp

Open

ZZ

Add(=copy)

FORM

Proc

%ext

Add(<move)

FORward

Q

shell

Add(=file)

GARbage

REDO

 

Append

Glue

RENum

 

Backward

Help

Replace

 

Before

HOld

Set

 

Change

Justify

SHut

 

COLcopy

Keep

SPell

 

COLMove

List

Text

 

Delete

LISTREDO

UNDo

COmp

DEStroy

LISTUndo

Use

RUN

Divide

LSort

Verify

mpe

DO

MErge

VIsual

Udc

Exit

Modify

Words

Cmdfile

Find

New

Zave

=calc

Function Keys:

F1 Upd Next/Visual

F2 Roll Up

F3 Findup

F4 Find

F5 Backward

F6 Forward

F7 Do ===>
/LISTREDO

F8 Exit

 

Documentation

Qedit comes with a User Manual and a Change Notice. You may have received printed copies of these. If you wish to have printed copies, you can order them by filling out the form on our web site.

They are also available as PDF or HTML files. You can download the files from the Robelle web site at: http://www.robelle.com/library/manuals/.

User Manual

The user manual contains the full description of all the Qedit commands