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fte - Text editor

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NAME

fte - Text editor

SYNOPSIS

fte [[options] files ...]
 
xfte [[options] files ...]
 
vfte [[options] files ...]
 
nfte [[options] files ...]
 
sfte [[options] files ...]

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the fte.
 
Some detailed documentation is available html format, see below.
fte is a powerful text editor which closely resembles Borlands programming editors for M$-DOS, but is far more flexible and configurable.

OPTIONS

fte uses a command line syntax, which is a little bit different from most of Debian GNU/Linux apps.
-h -? --help
Help on command line options.
-!
Ignore any external configuration file and use internal configuration.
-l<line>[,<column>]
Go to line (and column) in next file on command line.
-#<line>[<,column>]
Same as -l. Do not use this option.
-m[<mode>]
Set mode for next files to <mode>. If just plain -m, then use default mode.
-C[<.cnf>]
Use specified configuration file (compiled). Plain -C does the same as -!.
-D[<.dsk>]
Load/save desktop from file <.dsk>. If no argument, disable desktop load/save.
-H[<.his>]
Load/save history from file <.his>. If no argument, disable history load/save.
-T<tagfile>
Load 'tagfile' at startup.
-t<tag>
Lookup tag 'tag' and display file containing it.
--
The rest of the arguments are not options, but filenames.
-+
The next argument is not an option even if starting with a '-'. Useful when loading files that begin with a -.
-noi18n
Do not use locales in xfte - useful if you have incorrect locales.
-noxmb
Do not use XMB functions in xfte - useful if you have incorrect locales and you want to use just english fonts.
-font
Select XWindow font to use with xfte. See VIOFONT also.
 

ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES

This is list of variable which might change behavior of some internals of fte.
VIOFONT - select font used by xfte
ISOCONSOLE - when set, vfte is usign ascii symbols to draw tables. This is useful when iso latin charset is used on console.
 

EXAMPLES

fte -mBIN /usr/bin/vfte
load /usr/bin/vfte in BIN mode
fte -mBIN -+ -bla-
load file -bla- in BIN mode
fte -l100,30 win.c
go to (100,30) in win.c
fte window.cpp
load file window.cpp
fte -- -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6
load files -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6
fte -D -H fte.dsk fte.his
disable desktop and history loading and saving and load files fte.dsk and fte.his

FILES

~/.fterc
 
/usr/local/etc/fte/system.fterc
 
/etc/fte/system.fterc
 
Default configuration files. Includes all keybindings and menus compiled with cfte(1) from config files in /usr/share/doc/fte/config-example.tar.gz.

SEE ALSO

cfte(1), /usr/share/doc/fte/contents.html

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Riku Voipio and Zdenek Kabelac <riku.voipio@iki.fi> <kabi@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

DATE

18 Nov 1999
Debian Sid