E3(1)                                                       E3(1)

       E3 - A mini text editor

       e3[ws|em|pi|vi|ne] [filename]

       e3  is a complete mini application written fully in assembler, with a code size
       less than 13000 bytes. There is a status & input line, where you can enter file-
       names,  blocknames, find-texts and line numbers.  The editor commands are simi-
       lary the families of Wordstar-like or Emacs or Pico or  vi  or  Nedit  editors.
       For  online  help  press ESC:h in vi mode, else Alt-H.  This man page describes
       Wordstar key bindings only.

Basic navigation is on the left of the keyboard:

  Q W E R      ^E    ^W  ^R
   A S D F   ^S  ^D             ^A   ^F
    Z X C      ^X    ^Z  ^C

    ^E - up
    ^X - down
    ^D - right
    ^S - left

    ^W - scroll down 1 line
    ^Z - scroll up 1 line

    ^R - page up
    ^C - page down

    ^F - word right
    ^A - word left

    ^Q^D - goto end of line
    ^Q^S - goto start of line

    ^Q^R - goto start of file
    ^Q^C - goto end of file

       ^A     Go word left

       ^C     Go page down

       ^D     Go right

       ^E     Go up

       ^F     Go word right

       ^G     Delete current character

       ^H     Delete left character

       ^I     Tabulator

       ^J     Get online help

       ^KB    Set block start marker

       ^KC    Copy current block

       ^KD    Save file and load a new one

       ^KK    Set block end marker

       ^KQ    Abort editing and exit. Confirm with Y or y that your changes are  lost.

       ^KR    Insert a file as a new block

       ^KS    Save file and continue editing

       ^KV    Move current block inside file

       ^KW    Save a block into a file

       ^KX    Save file and exit

       ^KY    Delete text a block

       ^KZ    Suspend (simple ^Z in other editor modes)

       ^L     Repeat last ^QF or ^QA

       ^M     Enter new line

       ^QA    Search & Replace (a prompt appears). For options compare ^QF.

       ^QB    Go to block begin

       ^QC    Go to end of file

       ^QD    Go to end of line

       ^QE    Go to top of screen: 1st columne, 1st line

       ^QF    Find  a text string (a prompt appears). Valid options are Case sensitive
              and Backward.  You could abort via pressing ^U . This options are  equal
              to e3em, e3pi, e3ne, but their abort keys are ^G and ^C.

       ^QG    Delete character under cursor

       ^QG    Delete character left of cursor

              Delete up to line begin

       ^QI    Go to line number (prompt appears)

       ^QK    Go to block end

       ^QR    Go to file begin

       ^QS    Go to line begin

       ^QV    Go to last postion of find

       ^QW    Go to previous word

       ^QX    Go to bottom of window (last line, end of line)

       ^QY    Delete to line end

       ^QZ    Go to next word

       ^R     Go page up

       ^S     Go left

       ^T     Delete to next word

       ^U     Undo  the  last operation. Also abort input in status line (this is used
              for ^QI,^QF,^KR,^KW etc.)

       ^V     Toggle insert mode

       ^W     Scroll up

       ^X     Go down

       ^Y     Delete current line

       ^Z     Scroll down

       e3 has an UNDO mode starting in v2.2. There is no predefined UNDO level  count.
       You  can  expect  to  UNDO  at  least  one last insert-, delete-, overwrite- or
       sed_pipe-operation, but in most cases there are lots of UNDO stages  available.
       e3  has  a  fixed size undo buffer and will use an external helper file if some
       deleted data is bigger sized than the undo buffer.  This buffer is organized as
       a  ring, overwriting older UNDO information if neccessary. So one never can say
       exactly how many UNDO operations are possible.  For using the  UNDO  press  one

       ^U     in Wordstar mode

       ^QU    in Pico mode

       ^_     in Emacs mode

       u      in vi command mode

       ^U     in Nedit mode

       e3  has  an  arithmetic calculator built in for some simple arithmetic calcula-
       tions inside your text. Place cursor at begin of the task i.e. something  like:
       -3.002*-(2--3)= and press one of:

       ^KN    in Wordstar mode

       ^QC    in Pico mode

       ^X^N   in Emacs mode

       #      in vi command mode

       ^K     in Nedit mode

       This   will   insert   the   result   into   text.    Use  the  values  between
       -999999999999.999999 ... 999999999999.999999 with up to 6  decimal  digits  and
       the  operators +-*/  and parenthesis ( ).  Also available are p for constant PI
       and r for accessing the result of last calculation

       You can switch to other editor mode by pressing one of:

       ^KM    in Wordstar mode

       ^QM    in Pico mode

       altX   in Emacs mode

       <ESC>; in vi command mode

       ^E     in Nedit mode

       e3 will set a prompt SET MODE . Now enter one of e3ws, e3em, e3pi,  e3vi,  e3ne
       for setting Wordstar-like or Emacs or Pico or vi or Nedit style.

       e3 accepts a filename for text editing. Switch the editor mode depending of the
       binary name, one of e3ws, e3em, e3pi, e3vi, e3ne

       e3 is Copyright (c) 2000,01,02 Albrecht Kleine

       This  program  is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the  Free  Software
       Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later ver-

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
       WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
       PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public  License  along  with
       this  program;  if  not,  write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass
       Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

       There probably are some, but I don't know what they are yet.