pico filenameto edit an existing file.
Editing commands and cursor movement (besides arrow keys) are given to pico by typing special control-key sequences. A caret, '^', is used to denote the control key, sometimes marked "CTRL", so the CTRL-q key combination is written as ^Q
File Name to write : _Type in a name and press the Return key. If the file already exists, it will ask if you wish to overwrite the existing file before continuing.
A file browser is available by pressing ^T. (See the section on the file browser below)
Insert file from home directory:A file browser is available by pressing ^T. (See the section on the file browser below)
Sometimes, the text file that is inserted has lines longer than 80 characters (the standard width of the pico text editor). Lines longer than 80 characters will have a $ sign at the end of the line. To justify the lines, position the cursor in the offending paragraph and press ^J. Do this for all paragraphs containing long lines.
.. (parent dir) acorn (dir) amiga (dir) axhome (dir) bevis 8.0 KB bin (dir) bin.mips (dir) bluebook (dir) budget.as 3.3 KB calendar 0 B CN20text.ps 966 KB compile 957 B docs (dir) dos (dir) excel (dir) ? Get Help E Exit Brwsr R Rename - Back Pg D Del File M Make Copy S [Select] G Goto Dir W Where is Spc Fwd PgBoth directories and files are displayed. Press S or Return to select a file or directory. When a file is selected during the "Read File" command, it is inserted into edited text. Answering "yes" to the verification question after a directory is selected causes the contents of that directory to be displayed for selection.
The file named ".." is special, and means the "parent" of the directory being displayed. Select this directory to move upward in the directory tree.
To cut the highlighted text, press ^K. Move the cursor to the position you wish to paste the cut text and press ^U.
Hint: to copy rather than cut the text, highlight the text then cut and paste it in the same place. Then move the cursor to the position you wish to paste the cut text and press ^U.
Save modified buffer (ANSWERING "No" WILL DESTROY CHANGES) ? _Press y (Yes) to save your work. It will then prompt you for the name of the file to write. (See the previous section on saving text)
^O Write Out (similar to Save As...). ^R Read File (insert file at the current cursor position). ^X Exit pico (it will ask to save changes before quitting). ^W Where is (search through text for a keyword), case insensitive. ^V move forward page of text. ^Y move backward a page of text. ^6 Mark cursor position as beginning of selected text. Use the cursor keys to select (highlight) the text. ^K Delete current line (or any selected text). ^U Uncut (paste) last cut text inserting it at the current cursor position. ^J Format (justify) the current paragraph. ^T Run the spell checker. ^G Display the help text.