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EDIT is a line-oriented text editor for TOPS-20 on TWENEX.ORG.


EDIT is usually started with the EDIT command. However, if you have customized your default editor, the EDIT command may invoke a different editor. To run EDIT without disturbing your default editor setting, use the command SYS:EDIT or R EDIT.

Command Line Editing

As a line-oriented editor, all editing tasks are accomplished in EDIT by entering commands at the EDIT command prompt (*). If you wish to make changes to the current command line before submitting it (by pressing Enter), you may use the following keys:

  • Delete (usually mapped to the Back Space key): Delete one character to the left of the cursor.
  • Ctrl-U: Delete the entire command line without submitting it.


tutorials/edit.1471420089.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/08/17 07:48 by papa