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FTE(1) General Commands Manual FTE(1)


fte - Text editor


fte [[options] files ...]

xfte [[options] files ...]

vfte [[options] files ...]

nfte [[options] files ...]

sfte [[options] files ...]


This manual page documents briefly the fte.

Some detailed documentation is available html format, see below.

fte is a powerful text editor which closely resembles Borlands programming editors for M$-DOS, but is far more flexible and configurable.


fte uses a command line syntax, which is a little bit different from most of Debian GNU/Linux apps.

Help on command line options.
Ignore any external configuration file and use internal configuration.
Go to line (and column) in next file on command line.
Same as -l. Do not use this option.
Set mode for next files to <mode>. If just plain -m, then use default mode.
Use specified configuration file (compiled). Plain -C does the same as -!.
Load/save desktop from file <.dsk>. If no argument, disable desktop load/save.
Load/save history from file <.his>. If no argument, disable history load/save.
Load 'tagfile' at startup.
Lookup tag 'tag' and display file containing it.
The rest of the arguments are not options, but filenames.
The next argument is not an option even if starting with a '-'. Useful when loading files that begin with a -.
Do not use locales in xfte - useful if you have incorrect locales.
Do not use XMB functions in xfte - useful if you have incorrect locales and you want to use just english fonts.
Select XWindow font to use with xfte. See VIOFONT also.


This is list of variable which might change behavior of some internals of fte.


fte -mBIN /usr/bin/vfte
load /usr/bin/vfte in BIN mode
fte -mBIN -+ -bla-
load file -bla- in BIN mode
fte -l100,30 win.c
go to (100,30) in win.c
load file window.cpp
fte -- -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6
load files -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6
fte -D -H fte.dsk fte.his
disable desktop and history loading and saving and load files fte.dsk and fte.his



Default configuration files. Includes all keybindings and menus compiled with cfte(1) from config files in /usr/share/doc/fte/config-example.tar.gz.


cfte(1), /usr/share/doc/fte/contents.html


This manual page was written by Riku Voipio and Zdenek Kabelac <> <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.


18 Nov 1999