Run THE without any profile. Normally THE tries to find a profile
file and execute this on startup. This switch suppresses that search
and execute and runs THE in its default mode. This switch is useful for
determining if a bug in THE occurs only with certain user-specific
On ports of THE that support colour, this switch forces THE into
monochrome mode. More a testing feature than a user feature.
This switch enables THE to be run in readonly mode. In this mode
commands that alter the contents of a file are invalid.
On Unix platforms, this switch enables the writing of a core file if
THE crashes. Normally, THE traps any internal errors and exits gracefully.
This switch is a testing feature rather than a user feature.
When you want to use THE as a non-interactive tool for manipulating
the contents of one or more files, this switch will disable any display
of file contents and disable keyboard interaction. Normally used in
conjunction with a specific profile; see -p option.
Run quietly in batch mode. This will suppress the introductory
informative message displayed when errors are encountered running in batch.
Allows soft label keys. This allows the display of one (or two)
lines at the bottom of the screen with buttons intended to be used to
represent function keys. These soft label keys can be manipulated with
the <SET SLK> command. The fmt optional extra argument is a single digit
representing the format of the display of the buttons.
1 - displays 8 buttons in a 4-4 layout
Not all platforms support all 5 format options. On those ports of THE that are mouse-aware, the mouse can be pressed on a button, and the command assigned the the corresponding function key is executed.
This switch specifies the line number to make current when THE starts.
This switch specifies the column number to make current when THE starts.
Specifies the THE profile to run instead of the default profile.
Specifies the arguments that are passed to the profile specified with the -p switch.
Specifies the maximum line width for a line in the current
edit session. Can be overridden with the <SET WIDTH> command.
THE can run as a binary editor. Specifying this switch
tells THE to read in the file and display it in lines that are
ignored and are treated as other characters in the file.
With the X11 port of THE, standard X11 switches can be
specified with this switch to dynamically configure the way THE displays
or behaves. You can also specify XCurses-specific switches here as well.
For more information on the XCurses switches available, consult the
Tells THE to run in Single Instance Mode. The first time THE is run with
the -1 switch, it starts as normal. Subsequent executions of THE with the -1
command-line switch will not start a new instance of THE, rather it will edit
the file(s) specified on the command-line in the currently running instance
of THE. This feature is currently only available with the X11 port of the
using XCurses 2.5 and greater. If the first instance of THE with the -1
switch crashes for any reason, subsequent attempts to run THE with the -1
switch will hang. To fix this remove the file (really a FIFO); $HOME/.thefifo
and then run THE with the -1 switch again.
Mark Hessling, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright © 1991-2013 Mark Hessling. The Hessling Editor is distributed under the GNU General Public License, See the file COPYING-LIB in the source code distribution.
Report bugs to http://hessling-editor.sourceforge.net/bugs
|THE Manual||THE (1)||June 2013|