Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How does one switch between command line and keypad modes when using the jed editor with EDT emulation?

OpenVMS User's Manual states that when using the EDT editor if the user wants to control EDT using the keypad, the mode needs to be set for keypad rather than command line input:

To initiate keypad editing, you must first enter the line-editing command CHANGE

I am using:

(Jed 0.99.18U) EDT
Linux 2.6.31-19-generic #56-Ubuntu SMP

with this .jedrc file:

evalfile ("edt"); pop ();
unsetkey ("^H"); setkey ("bol", "^H");

Using the -batch shows that the .jedrc file is correctly located.

$ jed -batch
loading /usr/share/jed/lib/site.slc
loading /usr/share/jed/lib/os.sl
loading /usr/share/jed/lib/menus.slc
loading /usr/share/jed/lib/defaults.sl
loading /etc/jed.d/05jed-common.sl
loading /etc/jed.d/50jed-extra.sl
loading /usr/share/jed/jed-extra/libdir.slc
loading /usr/share/jed/jed-extra/ini.slc
loading /usr/share/jed/jed-extra/drop-in/ini.slc
loading /etc/jed.d/55jedstate.sl
loading /usr/share/jed/jed-extra/gdbmrecent.slc
loading /usr/share/slsh/local-packages/gdbm.sl
loading /usr/share/jed/jed-extra/utils/sl_utils.slc
loading /home/cwhii/.jedrc
loading /usr/share/jed/lib/edt.slc
share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 1 down vote accepted

It looks like jed only supports the keypad mode so there is no command to switch to it since it is already in keypad mode. This is documented in the jed EDT help message.

Invoke jed then

<esc>HB<downArrow><downArrow><downArrow><downArrow><enter>

to display the EDT help. Then scroll down to the last line:

JED does not support any EDT line editing commands, nor are there any plans to do so.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.