NE(1)                                                                      NE(1)

       ne - A nice editor

       ne [options] files

              [--help]  [--] [+[N[,M]]] [--binary] [--utf8] [--no-utf8] [--ansi]
              [--no-ansi]  [--no-config]  [--no-syntax]  [--keys  key-configura‐
              tion-file] [--menus menu-configuration-file] [--macro macro-file]

       ne  is  a  free  text  editor  that  runs  on (hopefully almost) any UN*X
       machine.  ne is easy to use for the beginner, but powerful and fully con‐
       figurable for the wizard, and most sparing in its resource usage.

       This  documentation  is incomplete.  The Texinfo/info/HTML/PDF documenta‐
       tion is the authoritative source (try info ne or info -f ne).

       --help Prints a help message.

       --     Next token is a filename.  May appear more than once.

              Moves to the last or N-th line, first or M-th column of  the  next
              named file.  May appear more than once.

              Load  the  next named file in binary mode.  May appear more
              than once.

       --utf8 Use UTF-8 I/O.

              Do not use UTF-8 I/O.

       --ansi Use the built-in ANSI sequences.

              Never use the built-in ANSI sequences.

              Skip reading the menu and keyboard configuration files.

              Disable syntax-highlighting support.

       --keys key-configuration-file
              Use the specified keyboard configuration file.

       --menus menu-configuration-file
              Use the specified menu configuration file.

       --macro macro-file
              Execute the given macro after startup.

       Start ne, then use escape,  escape-escape  or  F1  to  access  the

       Please  send  bug reports to Sebastiano Vigna <>
       or Todd Lewis <>.

       ne was originally written by Sebastiano Vigna. Todd M. Lewis added
       several  new  features. Daniele Filaretti helped with syntax high‐

ne                    by Sebastiano Vigna and Todd M. Lewis                NE(1)