CE v1.2 User Guide 1.0 Introduction Welcome to CE. This editor was written with one goal in mind, and that was to be very very easy to use. I think I have achieved this goal, and it is hoped that you will be able to use this editor like an expert within ten minutes of its first use. 2.0 Getting Started There are two ways to start CE, the first is to just type its name, and the second is to type its name as well as a file name, like so: ce assignment1.c If the file assignment1.c exists, it will be loaded into the editor, if not, the editor will come up as if you had typed no name. For a quick reference of all commands in CE, just type ESC then h. 3.0 Command line options There are several command line options that will change the behavior of ce they are: -w Toggle wordwrap on or off -m Toggle mini-menu on or off -s Toggle scrollmode -h
Tell CE to load in an alternate helpfile. -keyset Force CE to create a keymapping for your terminal. 4.0 Block operations The following operations apply only while you are marking a block. Pressing TAB will shift the block TABSIZE spaces to the right. Pressing RTAB will shift the block TABSIZE spaces to the left. Pressing Control E will erase X characters from the beginning of each marked line. Pressing Control Z will left justify the block Pressing Control X will center the block Pressing Control C will right justify the block The following operations apply to blocks that are marked, or being marked. Pressing Control N will delete the marked lines, this action will end marking. 5.0 Quick Reference SAVING/EXITING ESC 1 or F1 Save and exit ESC 2 or F2 Save and resume editing ESC 4 or F4 Exit and do not save file NAVIGATING Control F (PgUp) Page forward through file (beeps on last page) Control B (PgDown) Page backward through file (beeps on first page) Control G Goto a line Control Z (Home) Move cursor to beginning of line Control X Move cursor to middle of line Control C (End) Move cursor to end of line INSERTING Control P Insert a blank line at current location Control K Insert many blank lines at current location Control A Insert the last line deleted at current location DELETING Control D Delete current line Control N Delete marked text Control W (DEL) Erase character under cursor Control E Erase many characters MOVING/COPYING ESC 9 or F9 Begin block marking ESC 0 or F10 Clear block markings ESC - or F11 Copy block to current location ESC = or F12 Move block to current location OTHER Control R Search for text Control T (Insert) Toggle between insert and overwrite mode Control Y Read a file into text at current location Control U Join current line and next together Control O Set left column and set tab size Control L Re-draw screen Control V Show vital statistics about current file ESC m Toggle Mini menu on or off ESC h Help ESC s Save current CE settings ESC k Create a personalized keymap file ESC 6 or F6 Save file and execute shell escape #1 ESC 7 or F7 Save file and execute shell escape #2 6.0 Personal settings CE will read in the file $HOME/.ce/cerc upon invocation. This file looks like: # 0 means off, 1 means on. # shell1 and shell 2 define what actions will happen on pressing of F6/7 # The first %s will be filename, while the second will be the filename # without the .* extension insert_mode 0 # Default to overwrite mode tab_space 4 # Default tab spacing of 4 left_margin 1 # Default left margin column 1 word_wrap 1 # Default is to do wordwrap no_bak_files 0 # Default is to create .bak files mini_help 0 # Default is to not have mini-help shell1 "spell %s" shell2 "cc %s -lm -o %s -O" By creating this file, you can change your personal defaults to any of the above options. If the file does not exist, the above defaults will take force. 7.0 Misc When CE reads in a file, it converts all tabs to spaces! When you press Control O the left column it displays defaults to the column your cursor is in, to make editing columns easier. When you press Control E for the first time it will default to 90 characters, which in effect will blast everything from the current position to the end of the line. So you can use this is a DEL to end of line function.