The following commands are available in the editor while at the # prompt:
LIST, DELETE, INSERT, EDIT, FORMAT, FINDENT, SAVE, QUIT.
The above commands can only be used after you have finished typing and have gone to the # prompt. To finish a post or description there must be a single line with a period (.) OR tilde (~) on it.
An example would be:
1: This is a message I have typed. 2: I should wrap up my post now. 3: 4: -Signed, Me 5: . # OR 1: This is a message I have typed. 2: I should wrap up my post now. 3: 4: -Signed, Me 5: ~ #After the . or the ~, you get the prompt of #. This is where you can use the variety of commands listed to edit a post or description, rather than deleting and starting over.
LIST [range of lines]
Just typing list will allow you to look over your entire post. If there is a section you want to see specificly, say lines 5 through 10, then you can type: list 5-10
If there is a typo in a line that you want to fix, edit will replace the line you choose with the new text you enter. In the above example, to change the line, "I should wrap up my post now." to "Goodnight everyone!" I would type: edit 2
The current text would be listed above a line waiting for the new text. Once the new text is entered, you will be returned to the # prompt.
Insert will send you back into the text editor at whichever line you specify, letting you add multiple lines. To finish entering text after insert, a . or ~ must be put on a separate line.
DELETE [range of lines]
Delete removes unwanted lines from your post. You can delete either one line, or a group of lines by either typing something like delete 5-10 or delete 3. When deleting lines, be aware that the editor will renumber lines after each delete, so make sure you are removing only unwanted lines.
Typing format will condense all lines together that are part of one paragraph to make the text appearance much nicer. All text that does not have a blank line between it will be considered part of the same paragraph by the program.
This command does the same thing as format, except it puts two spaces in front of the first line of each paragraph. Single, stand alone lines, will be indented in the same way.
When you are happy with what you have entered, type save at the # prompt. Your message or description will be saved, and you will exit the editor.
If you are unhappy with what you have written and don't want it saved, type quit and the message won't be saved.