EDIT/ED User Commands
edit - Text Editor
The EDIT Editor is a simple text editor relying on VT-100 compatible
terminal clients. It is fully compatible with the WebUI Console tab.
EDIT opens the specified text file displaying a page of lines at a time.
There are relatively few editing functions provided. It is important to
know that Ctrl-Q exits the editing and at that point the option to save
any modifications is offered. You can also optionally save the file with
a new name. No mouse function is available.
Editing Key Reference
Exit the editor. Optionally save, rename or cancel at that point.
Drop the Anchor. The cursor keys can then be used to highlight or
select text for subsequent editing. This is similar to holding the
Shift key when editing on the computer but since VT-100 does not
support Shift key status reporting we have to 'drop an anchor' and
then drag it by moving the cursor.
Copy the selected text to the clipboard.
Copy the selected text to the clipboard and remove it from the
Paste any text from the clipboard to the current cursor location
in the file.
The Insert key toggles between insert or overstrike on key entry.
The Page Up key display the previous page of text if there is
more to display.
The Page Down key displays the next page of text until the end of
the file is reached.
Moves the cursor to the beginning of the current line. If you are at
the beginning of a line it move to the beginning of the current page.
If you are at the beginning of a page the Home key move to the
beginning of the file.
Moves the cursor to the end of the current line. If you are at the end
of a line it moves to the end of the last line in the displayed page.
If you are at the end of the last line of the page the End key moves
to the end of the file.
Deletes the character at the cursor or deletes any selected text.
Backspace deletes the character before the cursor or any selected
If you have selected text and begin typing, the selection is removed and
replaced with your keystrokes.
When using the WebUI you can right-click and Paste from the PC clipboard.
Similarly you can select text by holding the Shift key and right-click
to Copy the selection. This is independent from text selection cut, copy
and paste in the editor.