The popup menu's
function saves your changed text back into the file.
Usually, there is a
(such as "CTRL-s" or "CMD-a")
available for the accept function.
(Try the right-button popup menu to see the key assignments.)
Unless accepted, changes made to the text do not affect the underlying file.
If you change your mind, and want your editing be undone, simple select the file again (double-click) or press the "Reload" button. This will bring the original or last accepted contents of the file back into the contents view.
In case you have unsaved modifications in the contents view, you will get a warning (and a chance to change your mind) when you try to change directories, get another files contents or close the fileBrowser window.
Notice that the current Windows-version (NT, XP and Vista) still has a bug in that the command is not echoed while being typed - instead, it is shown when the Return-key is hit. The terminal emulator contains workaround code, which echoes entered keystrokes immediately and suppresses the echo from the Windows console. However, immediate key functions (such as command and filename completion) do not work correctly.
Do not report this as a bug, as it is a known bug, for which we still have no solution yet
- please send us info in how to solve it, instead.
(Strange enough: this used to work under Win95, but does no longer in NT, XP etc. Noone was able to tell us how this is done in those newer systems.)
You can search files which contain or do not contain a particular string; both caring and ignoring for case differences.
You can search files whose name matches a particular pattern (regex); both caring and ignoring for case differences.
You can search files which have a bigger (>), smaller (<), same (=), different (!=) and roughly-same (~) size than a given number.
You can also quickly search for files with the same contents as another file (sometimes, this is very useful to find a duplicate).
All matching files are incrementally shown in a list.
A double click onto an entry adds another tab for editing.
Notice also, that the match-list provides its own set of useful popup-menu functions.
near the beginning of the file's contents, where nameOfEncoding is something like "encoding: nameOfEncoding
jis" etc. (for a full list of supported encodings, take a look at the "
CharacterEncoder » initialize" method).
The encoding can also be set explicitely, via the encoding-fields popup menu,
which lists the most common encodings.
It is also possible to lock the encoding, so that the automatic mechanism above is disabled. This is useful to prevent a wrong encoding guess to be taken from a file.
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