IBM - Virtual Machine/Extended Architecture System Product System Product Editor Command and Macro Reference - Release 1 and Release 2

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From the preface: 

'Use this publication as a reference manual; it contains all of the command formats, syntax rules, and operand and option descriptions for the XEDIT command and XEDIT subcommands and macros. For tutorial information on using the editor, refer to the VM/XA System Product: System Product Editor User's Guide. VM/XA SP provides a full-screen editor that can be used on display terminals. A line-mode editor and typewriter terminals will be supported in release 2.

This publication has the following sections:

"Section I: Rules and Conventions" tells you how to enter the XEDIT command and its subcommands and macros. It lists the notation conventions used in this book, so that you can interpret the command format descriptions starting in Section 2.

"Section 2: The XEDIT Command" contains the format description, and operand and option list for the XEDIT command, which is used to invoke the editor.

"Section 3: XEDIT Subcommands and Macros" describes the subcommands and macros available in the environment of the editor. Each subcommand and macro description contains usage notes and/or examples, summarizes the types of responses you might receive, and lists the error messages and return codes.

"Section 4: XEDIT Prefix Subcommands and Macros" describes the prefix subcommands and macros, which are entered directly in an area called the prefix area of any line in a file.

This publication also has the following appendixes:

"Appendix A: Filetype Defaults" lists the special filetypes that are recognized by the editor and indicates the default settings that the editor supplies for logical record length, logical tabs, truncation, and so on.

"Appendix B: Effects of Selective Line Editing Subcommands" details the effects of SET SELECT, SET DISPLAY, SET SCOPE, and SET SHADOW on other XEDIT subcommands.

"Appendix C: CMS Editor (EDIT) Migration Mode" explains how to edit a file in EDIT migration mode.

"Appendix D: Migrating from EDIT to XEDIT" lists the EDIT subcommands and their XEDIT counterparts.

"Appendix E: Optimizing Macros" describes how to improve the performance of macros and lists those XEDIT macros that have been optimized.

"Appendix F: Using Double-Byte Character Sets" describes the special considerations for manipulating DBCS strings in the XEDIT environment.

"Appendix G: XEDIT Virtual Screens and Windows" describes how virtual screens and windows are defined.

"Appendix H: A Summary of XEDIT Subcommands and Macros" lists all the XEDIT subcommands and macros, their abbreviations, and a brief description of functions.

Note; The System Product Editor runs in a 370-XA mode virtual machine below the
16Mb line only. All the data that the System Product Editor accesses must
also reside below the 16Mb line.'



453 pages.

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Reference Number : SC23-0372-0

Date Published : March 1988

Manufacturer : IBM

Format : PDF






This exhibit has a reference ID of CH10705. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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