The next four chapters cover
, in that order.
Each chapter has the following outline:
Who wrote the editor, and why.
Important command-line arguments.
Online help and other documentation.
Initialization -- what files and environment
variables the program reads, and in
GUI interface(s), if any.
Extended regular expressions.
Improved editing facilities (tag stacks, infinite undo, etc.).
Programming assistance (edit-compile speedup, syntax highlighting).
Interesting features unique to the program.
Where to get the sources, and what operating systems
the editor runs on.
All of the distributions are compressed with gzip
If you don't already have it,
you can get gzip
program available from the
site is a very
portable, simple program for unpacking gzip
files on non-UNIX systems.
Because each of these programs continues to undergo development,
we have not attempted an exhaustive treatment of each one's features.
Such would quickly become outdated.
Instead, we have "hit the highlights," covering
the features that you are most likely to need to know about and that
are least likely to change as the program evolves. You should
supplement this book with each one's online documentation
if you need to know how to use every last feature of your editor.