moe [global_options] [[+line[,col]] file_name [file_options]]...
GNU moe is a powerful, 8-bit clean, console text editor for ISO-8859 and ASCII character encodings. It has a modeless, user-friendly interface, online help, multiple windows, unlimited undo/redo capability, unlimited line length, unlimited buffers, global search/replace (on all buffers at once), block operations, automatic indentation, word wrapping, file name completion, directory browser, duplicate removal from prompt histories, delimiter matching, text conversion from/to UTF-8, romanization, etc.
Moe respects your work. By default it won't automatically add, change, or remove not even one byte in your files. Moe is a WYTIWYG (what you type is what you get) editor.
Moe can easily edit thousands of files at the same time.
Moe uses ISO-8859-15 instead of UTF-8 because an 8-bit character set (combined with romanization if needed) can convey meaning safely and more efficiently than UTF-8 can.
'global_options' are a mix of editor options and default 'file_options'. Most long option names have a negative form '--backup' '--no-backup'.
Each file name may be preceded by '+line[,column]' to start the cursor at the line, and optionally column, specified. 'line' and 'column' are applied to subsequent files until new values are specified for them.
'-' used as a file name argument means standard input. Directories are recursively descended into.
- -h, --help
display this help and exit
- -V, --version
output version information and exit
- -1, --orphan
put extra files in orphaned buffers
- -b, --backup
create backup files (default)
- -B, --no-backup
don't create backup files
- -e, --exit-ask
make save-and-close ask always for confirmation
- -H, --smart-home
go home, then go to first non-blank character
- -i, --ignore-case
make search case insensitive by default
- -k, --keep-lines=<n>
number of lines to keep for PgUp/PgDn
- -m, --max-windows=<n>
max number of windows to show at once
- -n, --indent-step=<n>
number of spaces to add when indenting a block
- -s, --search-wrap
make search wrap at end of file
- -u, --auto-unmark
turn off highlighting after block copy or move
- -x, --rectangle
rectangular block mode
- -a, --auto-indent
enable auto indent
- -l, --lmargin=<col>
set left margin
- -r, --rmargin=<col>
set right margin
- -o, --read-only
make buffer read-only
- -O, --overwrite
disable insert mode
- -w, --word-wrap
enable word wrapping
- -2, --two-spaces
make reformat put two spaces after period
Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for environmental problems (invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate an invalid or unreadable input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which caused moe to panic.
Report bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Moe home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/moe/moe.html
General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp
Copyright © 2021 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for moe is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and moe programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.