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TVAX.DOC, Document VAX-TV. Page 1
Commands. 01 Mar 84
1.1 Conventions In This Document.
The following conventions are noted:
n,m begin-, and end-expression
q one of the Q-registers
^A ctrl-A, <CTRL> and "A" on keyboard
@ followed by I, R, S, or :R, :S
: followed by K, R, S
; followed by <SPACE>, E, G, H, P, S, U, X, Y
;Y append input file to end buffer,
if file too large for TV-buffer, an additional
Y or ;Y can be used, to read next part
1A remaining value can be passed to possible
Mq/nMq new: iterative execute M
^J (line-feed) on first position
^H (backspace) on first position
<SPACE> (space) on first position
Y same as ;Y, but clears buffer first
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Commands. 01 Mar 84
1.3 Commands On VAX And DEC-20.
Commands are only described, in case they differ from standard DEC-20.
Refer to DEC-20 Documentation, TOPS-20 TV Editor Manual, AA-H181A-TM.
1.4 Commands On DEC-20 Only.
^A " O
^B ;C P/nP/n,mP
^D ;D PW
^E ;M T/nT/n,mT
^E ;N V/nV/n,mV
^N ;R W
^S ;T [
^T ;W ]
^V == \
1.5 Commands On VAX Only.
;V/n;V translate whole buffer, or n lines from
uppercase to lowercase characters
;Z/n;Z translate whole buffer, or n lines from
lowercase to uppercase characters
;A/n;A replace spaces by tabs, and discard "trailing"
spaces in whole buffer, or n lines.
^X switch between exact match, and both upper-
and lower-case character match for
R and S commands.
On both VAX and DEC-20, expressions are handled equal.
Expressions are composed of the following characters:
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Expressions. 01 Mar 84
. also current buffer position
H special case: H is 0Z
3.0 TERMINAL INPUT.
Terminal I/O has been set up for HP2621, originally. Taking in
account some restrictions, working with VT100 or TAB-compiler terminal
is possible. Mind that for HP-terminal, c/c flag is set to "C".
Terminal input is logged on file TVBACK..
The following characters have a special meaning:
<ESC> when given twice, end input
<DEL> delete a character
^G once: BELL, twice: exit TV
^C exit TV
^R display input again
^U delete last line
^W delete last word
During input of a file-name, the following also applies:
<ESC> if first character of file-name: give previous
^G back to command-level
<CR> end of file-name
Other control-characters, will be displayed as special characters on
HP-2621, for as well as input as output.
During command-execution, pre-fetching of one character is done, if
this is ^G, execution will be terminated.
Restrictions in VT100-mode:
1. Control characters will not be displayed, a checkerboard-block
will appear. le With input of more than 3 lines, whole screen
will be rebuild at the time of output to terminal.
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Terminal Input. 01 Mar 84
Depending on terminal-settings, TV will decide whether the terminal is
a HP, or a VT100.
VT100: SET TERM /DEC
HP: SET TERM /NODEC
Maximum buffer-size is 500,000 characters.
Maximum size for Q-registers, is 500,000 characters.
4.3 Terminal Input.
Terminal input is restricted to 25 line in one time. In case this
limit is exceeded, TV executes the 25 lines first, and generates an
extra I-command for the remaining input.
4.4 Command File Input.
Command-file input is restricted to 2,000 characters per command. In
case this limit is exceeded, it will be handled the same way, the
25-line-limit for terminal input is handled.
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