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dxnotepad(1X)							 dxnotepad(1X)

NAME
       dxnotepad - DECwindows text editor

SYNOPSIS
       dxnotepad [ flags ] [ file ]

PARAMETERS
       Specifies a file to open at startup. If you omit the file name, you can
       open or create a file from within dxnotepad.

FLAGS
       Specifies the color of the window's border (color displays only).   The
       default	is  specified by means of the Session Manager's Options Window
       dialog box.  Specifies the color of the window's background (color dis‐
       plays  only).   The  default  is specified by means of the Session Man‐
       ager's Options Window dialog box.   Specifies  the  display  screen  on
       which  dxnotepad	 displays  its	window.	  If the display option is not
       specified, dxnotepad uses the display screen specified by your  DISPLAY
       environment  variable.  The display option has the format hostname:num‐
       ber.  Using two colons (::) instead of one (:) indicates that DECnet is
       to  be  used  for transport.  The default is :0.	 For more information,
       see X(1X).  Has the same function as  the  -d  option.	Specifies  the
       color  of  the  text in digital mode and the color of the tick marks in
       analog mode (color displays only).  The default is specified  by	 means
       of the Session Manager's Options Window dialog box.  Specifies the font
       used as the output font in digital mode.	 Any fixed-width font  can  be
       used.   The default is 6x10.  Specifies the width, length, and location
       of the dxnotepad window.	 If the geometry argument  is  not  specified,
       dxnotepad  uses	default	 values.   The	geometry option has the format
       [widthxlength][{+-}x{+-}y].  For	 more  information  about  the	screen
       coordinate system, see X(1X).

DESCRIPTION
       The dxnotepad command displays a window in which you can edit a file or
       a text buffer that you can later save  as  a  file.   At	 startup,  the
       dxnotepad  window  consists  of the following three areas: Displays the
       name of the window, the name of the file currently  being  edited,  and
       window  manager	buttons that move and resize the window and shrink the
       window to an icon.  For	more  information,  see	 mwm(1X).   Lists  the
       available  dxnotepad  menus.  Displays the text that you are editing or
       creating.

MENUS
       The dxnotepad window contains the following menus:

       File Edit Search Navigate Options

   File Menu
       The File menu contains the following items:  Creates  a	new  dxnotepad
       window.	 Displays a dialog box that lets you specify the file to open.
       Opens the file whose name has been selected in any  application	window
       on  the	screen.	 Displays a dialog box that lets you specify a file to
       write into the current buffer.  The included file appears at  the  cur‐
       sor's  current  position.   Saves  the contents of the Edit window in a
       file.  If the file is untitled when Save is  selected,  dxnotepad  dis‐
       plays  a dialog box that prompts for the file name.  Automatically dis‐
       plays a dialog box that prompts for the file name under which  to  save
       the contents of the buffer.  Cancels all edits made since the last time
       dxnotepad saved edits. Edits are saved when you choose  the  Save  menu
       item  from  the	File  menu  and when you exit from an editing session.
       Ends the current editing session without saving changes and closes  the
       dxnotepad  window.   Ends the current editing session, saving the modi‐
       fied text in the output file.

   Edit Menu
       The Edit menu contains the following items: Undoes the last edit.  Each
       time  you  select this menu item, each previous edit is undone.	Redoes
       the last edit.  Each time you select this menu item, each edit that has
       been undone is redone.  Displays the Undo dialog box that allows you to
       undo and redo sequences of edits.  Removes text selected	 in  the  Edit
       window  and moves it to the clipboard.  This text can be retrieved with
       the Paste menu item.  Copies text selected from the Edit window to  the
       text  buffer.  You  can	retrieve  this	text with the Paste menu item.
       Inserts text previously	cut  or	 copied	 to  the  clipboard.   Deletes
       selected	 text  without	copying it to the clipboard.  Marks the entire
       buffer as the current selection, as if you had  selected	 it  with  the
       mouse  and  pointer.   Displays a dialog box in which you can specify a
       command through which to process selected text.	The  command  operates
       on  the text and writes the output to the original location in the buf‐
       fer.  You can specify multiple commands, using semicolons and pipes  as
       you  would  on  a  command  line.  You can also select a blank area and
       specify a command that produces output without requiring	 input.	  Note
       that,  as  usual, writing into a selection area replaces the selection.
       Reorganizes selected text so that the maximum  number  of  whole	 words
       fits  within a 72 character line width, inserting carriage return char‐
       acters at the end of each 72-character line.  If your dxnotepad	window
       width  is  less	than  72 characters, the fill operation can leave some
       lines broken, where the carriage return	occurs.	  Sorts	 the  selected
       text  in ascending alphanumeric order, as if by executing the sort com‐
       mand.  Moves the left margin for a selected block of text four  columns
       to  the right.  Moves the left margin for a selected block of text four
       columns to the left.

   Search Menu
       The Search menu contains the following items: Searches from the current
       insertion  point	 to  the  end of the file for the next occurrence of a
       string selected from any window on the screen.  Searches from the  cur‐
       rent  insertion	point to the beginning of the file for the next occur‐
       rence of a string selected from any window on the screen.   Displays  a
       dialog  box that prompts for a search string. The Next button finds the
       next occurrence of the string (moving  forward);	 the  Previous	button
       finds  the  previous  occurrence	 of the string (moving backward).  The
       default direction is forward.  Displays a dialog box that prompts for a
       search  string. The Next button finds the next occurrence of the string
       (moving forward); the Previous button finds the previous occurrence  of
       the  string  (moving  backward).	  The  default	direction is backward.
       Searches from the initial search position to the bottom of  the	buffer
       for  a  string  of characters.  You can change the search string during
       the operation; each time you  add  or  delete  a	 character,  dxnotepad
       returns	to  the initial position and highlights the next occurrence of
       the pattern now specified.  Searches from the initial  search  position
       to  the	top  of the buffer for a string of characters.	You can change
       the search string during the operation; each time you add or  delete  a
       character, dxnotepad returns to the initial position and highlights the
       next occurrence of the pattern now specified.  Displays a dialog box in
       which you enter an existing string and the string that you want to sub‐
       stitute.	 Searching from the insertion point forward,  dxnotepad	 finds
       the  next occurrence of the existing string. Click on the Yes button to
       replace the string and move to the next occurrence;  click  on  the  No
       button  to  skip to the next occurrence without making the replacement.
       Displays a dialog box in which you enter an  existing  string  and  the
       string  that you want to substitute.  The operation replaces all occur‐
       rences of the string within a selected block of text.  Displays a  dia‐
       log  box	 in which you enter an existing string and the string that you
       want to substitute.  The operation  replaces  all  occurrences  of  the
       string in the buffer.

   Navigate Menu
       The Navigate menu contains the following items: Moves the cursor to the
       top of the buffer.  Moves the cursor  to	 the  bottom  of  the  buffer.
       Moves  the  cursor to the line whose number has been selected somewhere
       on the screen.  Displays dialog box that prompts for the	 line  number.
       When the line number is specified, the cursor moves to the beginning of
       the line.  Divides the current view of the file into two views of  that
       file. The first time you use this option, it splits the window into two
       views.	Each view has its own scroll bars, so that you can  work  with
       two  sections  of  the file at once.  Further splits affect the view in
       which the cursor is active.  Removes the view in which  the  cursor  is
       active.

   Options Menu
       The  Options  menu  contains  the  following  items:  Specifies whether
       dxnotepad distinguishes between uppercase and lowercase occurrences  of
       text characters when searching for a string.  When the button is set to
       On, a search finds all occurrences of a character.  When the button  is
       set to Off, a search finds only occurrences whose case matches the case
       in which you enter the  search  string.	 Specifies  whether  dxnotepad
       automatically  starts a new line when you reach the right margin.  When
       the button is set to On,	 word wrapping is automatic.  When the	button
       is  set	to Off, you must press the Return key at the end of each line.
       Note that dxnotepad does not insert carriage return  characters	as  it
       wraps the line; with word wrapping on, you can create a line that looks
       like a paragraph in your dxnotepad edit	window,	 but  that  a  printer
       interprets  as  a single long line.  Displays a dialog box in which you
       choose font attributes and see a sample	of  the	 resulting  font;  the
       Apply  button  applies  the  font you select to your buffer.  Saves the
       values that you specified for options on the Options menu.  These  val‐
       ues  are	 stored	 in the file .notepad.dat in your home directory; they
       will be used the next time you invoke  dxnotepad.   Restores  the  last
       saved values for options on the Options menu.

   Help Menu
       The  Help Menu contains the following items: Provides overview informa‐
       tion on using the application.  Provides product information about  the
       application.

JOURNALS
       The  dxnotepad  editor records every keystroke in a journal file.  When
       you save the file you are editing, the journal file is deleted.	If  an
       editing	session	 terminates  unexpectedly  (due to a system crash, for
       example), the edits recorded in the journal file can be restored.

       When you attempt to edit a file whose journal file  still  exists,  the
       Recover	dialog	box  asks  whether  to apply the previous edits to the
       input file.  Click on the OK button to restore the edits; click on  the
       No button to forego applying the edits and delete the journal file.

       If  an editing session is interrupted before you have saved the editing
       buffer as a file and assigned it a file	name,  dxnotepad  assigns  the
       journal file under the name of the file you were editing, with the suf‐
       fix JNL (unless you have changed the default name,  using  a  dxnotepad
       resource).

       To  recover,  first  locate  the journal file.  You can recognize it in
       your directory because it has the form of AAAXXXXXXCCC,	where  AAA  is
       your  journalNamePrefix,	 XXXXXX the name of the file you were editing,
       and CCC is your journalNameSuffix.   Invoke  dxnotepad,	specifying  an
       input file whose name is the number portion of the default journal file
       name.  A dialog box asks whether to recover the	crashed	 session.   To
       restore the edits, answer yes.

       For information about specifying the journalNamePrefix and the journal‐
       NameSuffix, see the X DEFAULTS section.

X DEFAULTS
       The dxnotepad application uses the values in the .Xdefaults  file  when
       you logged in and uses the appropriate resource specification values to
       customize the appearance of the dxnotepad window.   The	format	for  a
       resource specification in the .Xdefaults file is:

       [name*]resource:	  value	 Specifies  the	 application  name or the name
       string that restricts the resource assignment to that application or to
       a  component of an application.	If this argument is not specified, the
       resource assignment is globally available to all X applications.	 Spec‐
       ifies  the resource.  Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the
       resource.

       Because each toolkit-based application can consist of a combination  of
       widgets	(for example, push buttons and a scroll bar), you can form the
       name string by adding widget class and name identifiers to the  string.
       For  further  information  about adding class and name identifiers, see
       X(1X).

       For dxnotepad, the available class identifiers are:

       XmLabel XmMainWindow XmPushButton XmRowColumn XmScrollbar XmText

       For dxnotepad, the available name identifiers  are:  The	 name  of  the
       application.   View  of the edit window.	 Each edit window can have one
       or more views into a text buffer or file.

       In addition to the general resources listed  in	X(1X),	the  resources
       available  for dxnotepad are: Specifies that the original file is saved
       as the backup file.  The name of the  backup  file  is  constructed  by
       prepending  the original file name with the string contained within the
       backupNamePrefix, and appended with the backupNameSuffix.  The  default
       is  On.	 Specifies  the prefix of the backup file name.	 Specifies the
       suffix of the backup file name.	Specifies the  geometry	 (window  size
       and  location) to be used as the default for the dxnotepad window.  For
       more information about the geometry specification and screen coordinate
       system,	see  X(1X).   If Geometry is not specified, a default built-in
       geometry is used.  Specifies a text filter to add as an option  to  the
       Edit  menu.  The resource value has two parts, separated by one or more
       space or tab characters: the option name to add to  the	menu  and  the
       command	to execute when that option is selected.  Specifies the prefix
       of the journal file name.  Specifies the suffix	of  the	 journal  file
       name.

       Each  specification included for the translations resource in the .Xde‐
       faults file modifies a key setting for the editor that dxnotepad	 uses.
       For  more  information  about key and mouse specifications in the .Xde‐
       faults file, see X(1X).

RESTRICTIONS
       Large numbers of certain edit functions	tend  to  degrade  performance
       over  time.   If	 there is a noticeable decrease in response time, save
       the file; saving a file resets dxnotepad's internal state.

FILES
RELATED INFORMATION
       X(1X), mwm(1X)

								 dxnotepad(1X)
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