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2.6: More Advanced Features

It often happens that you have to browse through a file, switching frequently between a small number of positions. In this case, you can use bookmarks. There are ten bookmarks per document: they can be set with the SetBookmark command, and reached with the GotoBookmark command. See SetBookmark, and see GotoBookmark. Note that in the default configuration no key binding is assigned to these commands: if you use them frequently, you may want to change the key bindings. See Key Bindings.

ne allows a simplified form of binary editing. If the binary flag is set, only NULLs are considered newlines when loading or saving. Thus, binary files can be safely loaded, modified and saved. Inserting a new line or joining two lines has obviously the effect of inserting or deleting a NULL. Please be careful to not mismatch the state of the binary flag when loading and saving the same file.

The NoFileReq command allows to deactivate the file requester. It is intended for ``tough guys'' who always remember the name of their files and can type them at the speed of light.

Should you need to execute UN*X commands while using ne, you have three possibilities. The System command can run any UN*X command; you will get back into ne as soon as the command execution terminates. See System. The Through command (which can be found in the `Edit' menu), however, is much more powerful: it cuts the current block, passes it as standard input to any UN*X command, and pastes the command output at the current cursor position. The neat effect with filter commands (UN*X commands which read from standard input and write to standard output, e.g., sort) is that the currently selected block is passed through the filter. See Through. You can also use the Suspend command in order to temporarily stop ne. See Suspend.

For an exaustive list of the remaining features of ne, see Reference.

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