Quote:: (Bill Beaton) writes:
: : |> Hi, I have a lot of TEXT files which has 1000 or more COLUMNS in it.
: : |> I need to be able to browse it 80 columns at a time
: : |> (just like XEDIT or BROWSE in IBM VM/CMS).
: : |>
: : |> Anybody outthere know of a UNIX editor/browser that able to do this ?
: : |>
: Why not use "The Hessling Editor / THE" which is a fairly good VM/CMS Xedit
: clone. I get it from rexx.uwaterloo.ca (there are other sites as well). It
: comes with source code, also has a number of precompiled versions for specific
: The reason is simple: it is not a browser. For example, can you pipe text to
: it, e.g., last | THE? What happens if the file contains text like:
: Here ^H means Control-H. How does THE display this? MOST will display this
: text as BOLD in standout mode on a terminal.
: MOST is a replacement for more/less that allows you to easily scroll
: left/right, supports multiple windows, selective display, and more.
: I am going to begin working on a new version of MOST soon. I want to add
: user customizable keymaps to it, etc... Any comments regarding what features
: the next version should include are more than welcome.
As I read the user request, I saw a specific request (perhaps misinterpreted)
for some degree of VM/CMS compatability ... THE has very high level, MOST has
zero compat level.
Assuming that the user request implies familiarity with XEDIT, then pipes
would probably not be a major consideration, but it would be extremely
trivial to do use the following Bourne function ...
It works fine on my AT&T SV system with THE 1.5. Yes, you are partially
correct about stuff like nroff bolding & underlining ... OTOH, more handles
those, and less handles them as well, along with allowing a high level of
custom key-mapping ... if one also uses ul in a pipe, then the user can
even select the italic font representation ... and all of these capabilities
are well debugged ... most is still adding them.