A console text editor for Unix that you already know how to use.
- Ctrl+Q or F10 - quit
- Ctrl+S - save
- Ctrl+X - cut
- Ctrl+C - copy
- Ctrl+V - paste
- Shift-arrows or Alt-arrows - select
- NOTE! Some terminals "capture" shift-arrow movement
for other purposes (switching tabs, etc) and Dit never gets the keys,
that's why Dit also tries to support Alt-arrows. Try both and see which
one works. If Shift-arrows don't work recommend you reconfigure them
(you can do this in Konsole setting "Previous Tab" and "Next Tab" to
alt-left and alt-right, for example). RXVT-Unicode and Terminology are
some terminals that work well out-of-the-box.
- Ctrl+F or F3 - find. Inside Find:
- Ctrl+C - toggle case sensitive
- Ctrl+W - toggle whole word
- Ctrl+N - next
- Ctrl+P - previous
- Ctrl+R - replace
- Enter - "confirm": exit Find staying where you are
- Esc - "cancel": exit Find returning to where you started
- This is useful for "peeking into another part of the file": just Ctrl+F, type something to look, and then Esc to go back to where you were.
- Ctrl+G - go to...
- ...line number - Type a number to go to a line.
- ...tab - Type text to go to the open tab that matches that substring.
- Ctrl+B - back (to previous location, before last find, go-to-line, tab-switch, etc.)
- You can press Ctrl+B multiple times to go back various levels.
- Tabs of open files:
- Ctrl+J - previous tab
- Ctrl+K - next tab
- Ctrl+W - close tab
- Ctrl+N - word wrap paragraph
- Ctrl+T - toggle tab mode (Tabs, 2, 3, 4 or 8 spaces - it tries to autodetect based on file contents)
This documentation is incomplete... there are more keys! Try around!