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SDDS Editing

This manual page does not describe a program, but rather a facility that is common to several programs. In particular, several SDDS programs use a common syntax for specifying editing of string data. The editing commands for these programs are composed of a series of subcommands of the form [count]commandLetter[commandSpecificData] As indicated, the count and commandSpecificData are optional.

The commands are as follows:

[n]f -- move forward 1 or n characters.
[n]b -- move backward 1 or n characters.
[n]d -- delete the next character or n characters.
[n]F -- move forward 1 or n words.
[n]B -- move backward 1 or n words.
[n]D -- delete the next word or n words.
a -- Go to the beginning of the string.
e -- Go to the end of the string.
[n]i-delim-text-delim- -- Insert text, delimited by the character -delim- 1 or n times. For example, ``i/thisString/'' would insert ``thisString'' once.
[n]s-delim-text-delim- -- Search for text, delimited by the character -delim- 1 or n times. The position is left at the end of the search string. -delim- may be any character except a question mark.
S-delim-text-delim- -- Search for text, delimited by the character -delim-, leaving the position at the start of the search string. -delim- may be any nonspace character except a question mark.
[n]s?-delim-text-delim- -- Search for text, delimited by the character -delim- 1 or n times. Abort all subsequent editing if the search fails. If the search suceeds, leave the position at the end of the search string. -delim- may be any nonspace character except a question mark.
S?-delim-text-delim- -- Search for text, delimited by the character -delim-. Abort all subsequent editing if the search fails. If the search suceeds, leave the position at the start of the search string. -delim- may be any nonspace character except a question mark.
[n]k -- Delete forward from the present position 1 or n characters, placing them in the kill buffer.
[n]K -- Delete forward from the present position 1 or n words, placing them in the kill buffer.
zchar -- Delete forward from the present position up to the first occurence of the character char, placing the deleted text in the kill buffer.
[n]Zchar -- Delete 1 or n times up to and including the character char, placing the deleted text in the kill buffer.
[n]y -- Yank the kill buffer into the string 1 or n times.
[n]%-delim-text1-delim-text2-delim- -- Replace text1 with text2 1 or n times starting at the present position. -delim- may be any nonspace character. For example, ``10%/c/C/'' would capitalize the next 10 occurences of the character 'c'.
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Robert Soliday 2014-01-28