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edit [options ] [files ]

A line-oriented text editor that runs a simplified version of ex for novice users. The set variables report , showmode , and magic are preset to report editing changes, to display edit modes (when in :vi mode), and to require literal search patterns (no metacharacters allowed), respectively. (Encryption is not supported outside the United States.) edit accepts the same options as ex ; see ex for a listing. See Chapter 8, The vi Editor , and Chapter 9, The ex Editor , for more information.

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