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Extensible Versatile Editor Reference Manual

Order Number: AA--PWCDD--TE


April 2001

This manual describes the commands for the Extensible Versatile Editor (EVE). It is for all EVE users.

Revision/Update Information: This manual supersedes the Extensible Versatile Editor Reference Manual Version 3.1 on OpenVMS Version 7.2.

Software Version: DECTPU Version 3.1 on OpenVMS Version 7.3

The content of this document has not changed since OpenVMS Version 7.1




Compaq Computer Corporation
Houston, Texas


© 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation

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Preface

Intended Audience

This manual is for all users of the Compaq Extensible Versatile Editor (EVE). You do not need programming experience. You should have some basic knowledge of OpenVMS files and directories. Knowledge of EDT and experience with Compaq DECwindows Motif for OpenVMS is helpful, but not required.

Document Structure

This manual consists of the following chapters and appendixes:

  • Chapter 1 describes the organization of the command information and lists all the EVE commands.
  • Chapter 2 provides the EVE command descriptions, including examples.
  • Appendix A describes how to use the command line qualifiers.
  • Appendix B describes the EVE default settings.
  • Appendix C describes the EVE and EDT command equivalents.
  • Appendix D describes modifying EVE or layering products on EVE.

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Conventions

The following conventions are used in this manual:

Ctrl/ x A sequence such as Ctrl/ x indicates that you must hold down the key labeled Ctrl while you press another key or a pointing device button.
PF n PF n indicates that you press the key labeled PF n on the numeric keypad, where n is 1, 2, 3, or 4.
x A lowercase italic x indicates the generic use of a letter. For example, xxx indicates any combination of three alphabetic characters.
n A lowercase italic n indicates the generic use of a number. For example, 19 nn indicates a 4-digit number in which the last 2 digits are unknown.
PF1 x A sequence such as PF1 x indicates that you must first press and release the key labeled PF1 and then press and release another key or a pointing device button.
[Return] In examples, a key name enclosed in a box indicates that you press a key on the keyboard. (In text, a key name is not enclosed in a box.)

In the HTML version of this document, this convention appears as brackets, rather than a box.

{ } In command format descriptions, braces indicate required elements; you must choose one of the options listed.
[ ] In command format descriptions, brackets indicate optional elements. You can choose one, none, or all of the options. (Brackets are not optional, however, in the syntax of a directory name in an OpenVMS file specification or in the syntax of a substring specification in an assignment statement.)
[|] In command format descriptions, vertical bars separating items inside brackets indicate that you choose one, none, or more than one of the options.
( ) In command format descriptions, parentheses indicate that you must enclose the options in parentheses if you choose more than one.
" " Quotation marks enclose system messages that are specified in text.
... A horizontal ellipsis in examples indicates one of the following possibilities:
  • Additional optional arguments in a statement have been omitted.
  • The preceding item or items can be repeated one or more times.
  • Additional parameters, values, or other information can be entered.
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.
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A vertical ellipsis indicates the omission of items from a code example or command format; the items are omitted because they are not important to the topic being discussed.
italic text Italic text indicates important information, complete titles of manuals, or variables. Variables include information that varies in system output (Internal error number), in command lines (/PRODUCER= name), and in command parameters in text (where dd represents the predefined code for the device type).
bold text This text style represents the introduction of a new term or the name of an argument, an attribute, or a reason.

In the HTML version of this document, this convention appears as italic text.

UPPERCASE TEXT Uppercase text indicates a command, the name of a routine, the name of a file, or the abbreviation for a system privilege.
lowercase In format descriptions, words in lowercase indicate parameters or arguments to be specified by the user.
Monospace text Monospace type indicates code examples and interactive screen displays.

In the C programming language, monospace type in text identifies the following elements: keywords, the names of independently compiled external functions and files, syntax summaries, and references to variables or identifiers introduced in an example.

- A hyphen at the end of a command format description, command line, or code line indicates that the command or statement continues on the following line.
numbers All numbers in text are assumed to be decimal unless otherwise noted. Nondecimal radixes---binary, octal, or hexadecimal---are explicitly indicated.
mouse The term mouse refers to any pointing device, such as a mouse, a puck, or a stylus.
MB1, MB2, MB3 MB1 indicates the left mouse button. MB2 indicates the middle mouse button. MB3 indicates the right mouse button. (Users can redefine the mouse buttons.)
nn nnn.nnn nn A space character separates digits in numerals with 5 or more digits. For example, 10 000 equals ten thousand.
n.nn A period in numerals signals the decimal point indicator. For example, 1.75 equals one and three-fourths.


Chapter 1
Introduction to the EVE Command Dictionary

This command dictionary describes each Extensible Versatile Editor (EVE) command. The descriptions are in alphabetical order and include any keys defined for the commands. Most of the information is available in the EVE online help also. EVE online help includes topics for all EVE commands, keys, and other features.

In some cases, there is a GOLD key sequence for a command. However, EVE does not have a default GOLD key. You set the GOLD key by using the SET GOLD KEY, SET KEYPAD EDT, or SET KEYPAD WPS command. Setting the GOLD key also enables several GOLD key sequences such as GOLD-<downarrow symbol> for BOTTOM (see Table 2-10 in the description of the SET GOLD KEY command). Some GOLD key sequences are not available on VT100-series terminals (for example, GOLD-Help and GOLD-Find); some shifted function keys require DECwindows.

Table 1-1 lists all the EVE commands, grouped by type (text editing, searches, formatting, and so on).

Table 1-1 List of EVE Commands
  Text Editing
CHANGE MODE ERASE WORD RESTORE CHARACTER
COPY INSERT HERE RESTORE LINE
CUT INSERT MODE RESTORE SELECTION
DELETE OVERSTRIKE MODE RESTORE SENTENCE
ERASE CHARACTER PASTE RESTORE WORD
ERASE LINE QUOTE SELECT
ERASE PREVIOUS WORD REMOVE SELECT ALL
ERASE START OF LINE RESTORE STORE TEXT
  Box Editing
BOX COPY BOX PASTE INSERT SET BOX NOPAD
BOX CUT BOX PASTE OVERSTRIKE SET BOX NOSELECT
BOX CUT INSERT BOX SELECT SET BOX PAD
BOX CUT OVERSTRIKE RESTORE BOX SELECTION SET BOX SELECT
BOX PASTE    
  Searches
FIND SET FIND CASE EXACT SET WILDCARD VMX
FIND NEXT SET FIND CASE NOEXACT SHOW WILDCARDS
FIND SELECTED SET FIND NOWHITESPACE SPELL
GLOBAL REPLACE SET FIND WHITESPACE WILDCARD FIND
REPLACE    
  Cursor Movement
BOTTOM MOVE BY WORD SET CURSOR FREE
CHANGE DIRECTION MOVE DOWN SET SCROLL JUMP
END OF LINE MOVE LEFT SET SCROLL MARGINS
FORWARD MOVE RIGHT SET SCROLL OFF
GO TO MOVE UP SET SCROLL ON
LINE NEXT SCREEN SET SCROLL SMOOTH
MARK PREVIOUS SCREEN START OF LINE
MOVE BY LINE REVERSE TOP
MOVE BY PAGE SET CURSOR BOUND WHAT LINE
  General-Purpose Commands
ATTACH HELP RESET
DCL QUIT SHELL
DO RECALL SHOW
EXIT REPEAT SPAWN
  Buffers and Files
BUFFER OPEN SET BUFFER
DELETE BUFFER OPEN SELECTED SET JOURNALING
GET PREVIOUS BUFFER SET JOURNALING ALL
GET FILE RECOVER SET NOJOURNALING
GET WILDCARDED FILES RECOVER BUFFER SET NOJOURNALING ALL
INCLUDE FILE RECOVER BUFFER ALL SHOW BUFFERS
NEW SAVE FILE SHOW SYSTEM BUFFERS
NEXT BUFFER SAVE FILE AS WRITE FILE
  Windows and Display
DELETE WINDOW PREVIOUS WINDOW SHIFT RIGHT
ENLARGE WINDOW REFRESH SHRINK WINDOW
NEXT WINDOW SET WIDTH SPLIT WINDOW
ONE WINDOW SHIFT LEFT TWO WINDOWS
OTHER WINDOW    
  Formatting and Case Changes
CAPITALIZE WORD LOWERCASE WORD SET PARAGRAPH INDENT
CENTER LINE PAGINATE SET RIGHT MARGIN
CONVERT TABS RETURN SET TABS
FILL SET FILL NOTAGS SET WRAP
FILL PARAGRAPH SET FILL TAGS TAB
FILL RANGE SET LEFT MARGIN UPPERCASE WORD
INSERT PAGE BREAK SET NOWRAP  
  Key Definitions
DEFINE SET GOLD KEY SET KEYPAD VT100
DEFINE KEY SET KEYPAD EDT SET KEYPAD WPS
LEARN SET KEYPAD NOEDT SET NOGOLD KEY
REMEMBER SET KEYPAD NOWPS SHOW KEY
SET FUNCTION KEYS MOTIF SET KEYPAD NUMERIC UNDEFINE KEY
SET FUNCTION KEYS NOMOTIF    
  Customization
@ SAVE EXTENDED TPU SET NOPENDING DELETE
DEFINE MENU ENTRY SAVE SYSTEM ATTRIBTUES SET NOSECTION FILE PROMPTING
EXTEND SET CLIPBOARD SET PENDING DELETE
EXTEND ALL SET DEFAULT COMMAND FILE SET SECTION FILE PROMPTING
EXTEND EVE SET DEFAULT SECTION FILE SET SELECTION GRAB FOCUS
EXTEND THIS SET EXIT ATTRIBUTE CHECK SET SELECTION GRAB SELECTION
EXTEND TPU SET NOCLIPBOARD SHOW DEFAULTS BUFFER
SAVE SET NODEFAULT COMMAND FILE SHOW SUMMARY
SAVE ATTRIBUTES SET NODEFAULT SECTION FILE TPU
SAVE EXTENDED EVE SET NOEXIT ATTRIBUTE CHECK UNDEFINE MENU ENTRY


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