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     JIM(9.1)                                                 JIM(9.1)

          jim, jim.recover - text editor

          jim [ files ]
          jim.recover [ -f ] [ -t ] [ files ]

          Jim is the text editor for the jerq terminal.  It relies on
          the mouse to select text and commands.  It runs only under
          mux(9.1). Jim's screen consists of a number of frames, a
          one-line command and diagnostic frame at the bottom and zero
          or more larger file frames above it.  Except where indi-
          cated, these frames behave identically.  One of the frames
          is always the current frame, to which typing and editing
          commands refer, and one of the file frames is the working
          frame, to which file commands such as pattern searching and
          IO refer.

          A frame has at any time a selected region of text, indicated
          by reverse video highlighting.  The selected region may be a
          null string between two characters, indicated by a narrow
          vertical bar between the characters.  The editor has a sin-
          gle save buffer containing an arbitrary string.  The editing
          commands invoke transformers between the selected region and
          the save buffer.

          The mouse buttons are used for the most common operations.
          Button 1 (left) is used for selection.  Clicking button 1 in
          a frame which is not the current frame makes the indicated
          frame current.  Clicking button 1 in the current frame
          selects the null string closest to the mouse cursor.  Making
          the same null selection twice (`double clicking') selects
          (in decreasing precedence) the bracketed or quoted string,
          word or line enclosing the selection.  By pushing and hold-
          ing button 1, an arbitrary contiguous visible string may be
          selected.  Button 2 provides a small menu of text manipula-
          tion functions, described below.  Button 3 provides control
          for inter-frame operations.

          The button 2 menu entries are:

          cut    Copy the selected text to the save buffer and delete
                 it from the frame.  If the selected text is null, the
                 save buffer is unaffected.

          paste  Replace the selected text by the contents of the save

          snarf  Copy the selected text to the save buffer.  If the

     JIM(9.1)                                                 JIM(9.1)

                 selected text is null, the save buffer is unaffected.

          look   Search forward for the next occurrence of the
                 selected text or, if the selection is null, to the
                 next occurrence of the text in the save buffer.

          <mux>  Exchange save buffers with mux.

          Also stored on the button 2 menu are the last Unix command
          and last search string typed (see below); these may be
          selected to repeat the action.

          Typing replaces the selected text with the typed text.  If
          the selected text is not null, the first character typed
          forces an implicit cut.  Control characters are discarded,
          but BS (control H), ETB (control W) and ESC have special
          meanings.  BS is the usual backspace character, which erases
          the character before the selected text (which is a null
          string when it takes effect).  ETB erases back to the word
          boundary preceding the selected text.  There is no line kill
          character.  ESC selects the text typed since the last button
          hit or ESC.  If an ESC is typed immediately after a button
          hit or ESC, it is identical to a cut.  ESC and paste provide
          the functionality for a simple undo feature.

          The button 3 menu entries are:

          new  Create a new frame, much as in mux.

               Change the shape of the indicated frame, as in mux. The
               frame is indicated by a button 3 hit after the selec-

               Close the indicated frame and its associated file.

               Write the indicated frame's contents to its associated

          The rest of the menu is a list of file names available for
          editing.  To work in a different file, select the file from
          the menu.  If the file is not open on the screen, the cursor
          will switch to an outline box to prompt for a rectangle to
          be swept out with button 3, as in the New operator of mux.
          (Unlike mux, there is a shorthand: sweeping the empty rect-
          angle creates the largest possible rectangle.)  The file is
          not read until its frame is first opened.  If the file is
          already open, it will simply be made the workframe and cur-
          rent frame (for typing).  The format of the lines in the
          menu is

     JIM(9.1)                                                 JIM(9.1)

          -    possibly an apostrophe, indicating that the file has
               been modified since last written,

          -    possibly a period or asterisk, indicating the file is
               open (asterisk) or the workframe (period),

          -    a blank,

          -    and the file name.  The file name may be abbreviated by
               compacting path components to keep the menu manageable,
               but the last component will always be complete.

          The work frame has a scroll bar - a black vertical bar down
          the left edge.  A small tick in the bar indicates the rela-
          tive position of the frame within the file.  Pointing to the
          scroll bar and clicking a button controls scrolling opera-
          tions in the file:

          button 1  Move the line at the top of the screen to the y
                    position of the mouse.

          button 2  Move to the absolute position in the file indi-
                    cated by the y position of the mouse.

          button 3  Move the line at the y position of the mouse to
                    the top of the screen.

          The bottom line frame is used for a few typed commands, mod-
          eled on ed(1), which operate on the work frame.  When a car-
          riage return is typed in the bottom line, the line is inter-
          preted as a command.  The bottom line scrolls, but only when
          the first character of the next line is typed.  Thus, typi-
          cally, after some message appears in the bottom line, a com-
          mand need only be typed; the previous contents of the line
          will be automatically cleared.  The commands available are:

          e file
               Edit the named file, or use the current file name if
               none specified.  Note that each file frame has an asso-
               ciated file name.

          f file
               Set the name of the file associated with the work
               frame, if one is specified, and display the result.

          g files
               Enter the named files into the filename menu, without
               duplication, and set the work frame to one of the named
               files.  If the new work frame's file is not open, the
               user is prompted to create its frame.  The arguments to
               are passed through echo(1) for shell metacharacter

     JIM(9.1)                                                 JIM(9.1)

          w file
               Write the named file, or use the current file name if
               none specified.  The special command w' writes all mod-
               ified files with file names.

          q    Quit the editor.

          =    Print the line number of the beginning of the selected

          /    Search forward for the string matching the regular
               expression after the slash.  If found, the matching
               text is selected.  The regular expressions are exactly
               as in egrep(1), with two additions: the character `@'
               matches any character, including newline, and the
               sequence `\n' specifies a newline, even in character
               classes.  The negation of a character class does not
               match a newline.  An empty regular expression (slash-
               newline) repeats the last regular expression.

          ?    Search backwards for the expression after the query.

          94   Select the text of line 94, as in ed.

          cd   Set the working directory, as in the shell.  There is
               no CDPATH search.

               Send the selected text to the standard input of Unix-

               Replace the selected text by the standard output of

               Replace the selected text by the standard output of
               Unix-command, given the original selected text as stan-
               dard input.

          If any of <, > or | is preceded by an asterisk *, the com-
          mand is applied to the entire file, instead of just the
          selected text.  If the command for < or | exits with non-
          zero status, the original text is not deleted; otherwise,
          the new text is selected.  Finally, the standard error out-
          put of the command, which is merged with the standard output
          for >, is saved in the file $HOME/jim.err. If the file is
          non-empty when the command completes, the first line is dis-
          played in the diagnostic frame.  Therefore the command
          `>pwd' will report jim's current directory.

          Attempts to quit with modified files, or edit a new file in

     JIM(9.1)                                                 JIM(9.1)

          a modified frame, are rejected.  A second `q' or `e' command
          will succeed.  The `Q' or `E' commands ignore modifications
          and work immediately.  Some consistency checks are performed
          for the `w' command.  Jim will reject write requests which
          it considers dangerous (such as writes which would change a
          file modified since read it into its memory).  A second `w'
          will always write the file.

          If jim receives a hangup signal, it writes a file
          $HOME/jim.recover, which is a shell command file that, when
          executed, will retrieve the files that were modified when
          jim exited.  The -t option prints a table of contents, but
          does not unpack the files.  By default, jim.recover is
          interactive; the -f option suppresses the interaction.  If
          no files are named to jim.recover, it will recover all the
          saved files.

          /usr/jerq/mbin/jim.m      terminal support program
          $HOME/jim.err             saved diagnostic output from Unix

          The regular expression matcher is non-deterministic (unlike
          egrep), and may be slow for spectacular expressions.
          When reshaped, the open frames must be re-opened manually.
          The < and | operators should snarf the original text.