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Edlin: I (Insert)--Notes

Line renumbering

When you quit insert mode, the line immediately following the inserted lines becomes the current line. You can use the Edlin l (list) command at the Edlin prompt to see the correctly renumbered lines.

Inserting control characters

To insert a control character in text, type ^V followed by the ASCII symbol that represents the control character. For example, to insert an escape character (CTRL+[), type the following:


To insert a character that produces a tone (CTRL+G), type the following:


Appending text

If the value for line exceeds the number of lines in the file you are editing or if you specify a number sign (#) for line, Edlin appends the inserted line(s) to the end of the file. In either case, the last line you insert becomes the current line. If only a portion of the file is in memory, the line is appended at the end of the portion in memory.

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