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edit [options] [file]

A line-oriented text editor that runs a simplified version of ex for novice users. The set variables report, showmode, and magic are preset to report editing changes, to display edit modes (when in :vi mode), and to require literal search patterns (no metacharacters allowed), respectively. (Encryption is not supported outside the United States.)



Same as -x, but assume files are already encrypted.


Recover file after a system crash or editor crash.


Encrypt file when it is written.

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