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edbrowse - text editor and web browser


edbrowse [ file1 ] [ file2 ] ...

edbrowse [ url1 ] [ url2 ] ...


(This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original
program does not have a man page. Instead the program is documented in detail in the HTML
documentation that accompanies the program; see below.)

edbrowse is a line-oriented text editor very similar to ed(1), It is used to create,
display, modify and otherwise manipulate text files.

In addition edbrowse can be used to display web pages and edit the contents of these
pages. It supports the use of forms and Javascript in web pages.

If edbrowse is invoked with a file argument, then a copy of file is read into the editor's
buffer. If it is invoked with a url argument, then the url is read into the editor's
buffer and the HTML is rendered as text. Changes are made to this copy and not directly
to file or url itself.

Please refer to ed(1) for further details regarding the editing commands. Explanation of
the browsing functions can be found in the HTML documentation.


To read the HTML documentation on a Debian system you can do

edbrowse file:///usr/share/doc/edbrowse/usersguide.html

To read (say) 20 lines of the buffer at a time starting from the top use the command
`1z20' followed by repeating `z' to scroll another 20 lines at a time.

To quit the editor completely type `qt' . Upon quitting edbrowse, any changes not
explicitly saved with a `w' command are lost. The `w' command does not apply to URLs but
one can save the corresponding buffer to a file by the command w file.


-h Display the usage message.

-e Batch mode. This options causes edbrowse to exit when it encounters an error.

-d? Debug level. Can be set to a value between 0 and 9. The default is 1 which prints
the sizes of buffers. Some people like 2 which prints out URLs as they are
retrieved. This value can be changed within the editor with the dbx command with x
a value betwen 0 and 9.

-c Edit config file. This command supresses the processing of the configuration file
$HOME/.ebrc and starts editing it instead. This option is useful if this file is
syntactically incorrect or otherwise corrupted.

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