Primary Commands



The following Primary commands are supported by SPFLite:


ACTION       Request automatic SAVE / VSAVE after every 'n' file alterations


ADD          Add a string operand as a complete new line


APPEND       Add string to the end of lines


AUTOBKUP     Control backup creation


AUTOCAPS     Control capitalization of language keywords


AUTONUM      Control automatic re-numbering of the file on SAVE.


AUTOSAVE     Control default save action


BOTTOM       Scroll to bottom of file


BOUNDS       Set edit boundaries


BROWSE       Open a file for read only


CANCEL       Cancel edit session


CAPS         Set keyboard CAPS mode


CASE         Control default search-string case handling


CHANGE       Change a data string


CLIP         Open a new tab using clipboard data


CLONE        Open a new Edit tab using current tab's data


COLLATE      Request an alternate SOURCE for SORT, Charset, and Hex displays


COLS         Control visibility of top COLS line


COMPRESS     Collapse repeating strings in text lines


COPY         Include an external file


CREATE       Create an external file


CRETRIEV     Conditional Retrieve  


CUT          Cut (copy) data to the clipboard


DELETE       Delete selected lines


DIR          Switch to File Manager and display the folder containing this file


DOWN         Scroll downward in the data


DROP         Delete selected lines in a TAG group


EDIT         Open a file for editing in a new tab  


END          End the edit session


ENUMWITH     Set Enumerate increment


EOL          Alter end-of-line mode


EXCLUDE      Exclude lines from the display


EXIT         End all active tabs


FAVORITE     Add current file to a named FILELIST


FF           (File Manager) Find in Files. Search a list of files for a string


FF           (Edit Tab) Alias for FIND which honors a marked line search range


FIND         Find a character string


FLIP         Reverse X and NX lines


FOLD         Display text for this file in all-uppercase without changing the text itself


GLUEWITH     Specify an alternate GLUE character  


HELP         Display the Help file  


HEX          Change display To/From HEX


HIDE         Hide excluded lines


HILITE       Control text highlighting options


JOIN         Join lines based on string comparisons


KEEP         Delete specific lines in a TAG group


KEYMAP       Display keyboard settings dialog


LC           Lower-case a range of lines


LEFT         Scroll leftward in the data


LINE         Perform Line commands on selected lines


LOCATE       Scroll the display to a specified line


LRECL        Specify record length


MAKELIST     Create a FILELIST from currently displayed file list


MARK         Turn MARK lines ON or OFF


MEDIT        Add a file to a Multi-Edit session


MINLEN       Specify a minimum length for text lines


NFIND        Find where string is not found


NFLIP        Flip lines based on a negative search


NEXCLUDE     Exclude where string is not found


NOTIFY       Specify file change Notify level


NREVERT      Remove User Line status from negatively selected lines


NSHOW        Show lines where string is not found


NULINE       Mark negative selected lines as User Lines


NUMBER       Verify existing sequence numbering and correct if needed


NUMTYPE      Specify the location and 'style' of sequence numbers


OPEN[V|B]    Open a file in a new SPFLite Edit / View / Browse session


OPTIONS      Set global editor options


ORDER        Renumber the internal SPFLite line numbers


PASTE        Paste data from the clipboard  


PREPEND      Insert string at the beginning of lines


PRESERVE     Control handling of trailing blanks


PRINT        Print selected lines to the printer


PROFILE      Display current file profile values


PTYPE        Invoke Power Type mode


RCHANGE      Repeat change


RECALL       Specify a FILELIST to be displayed in File Manager


RECFM        Set record format


REDO         Reverse the last UNDO operation


REPLACE      Replace a file


RELOAD       Reload an Edit tab from the file's current disk contents


RENAME       Rename the currently edited file


RENUMBER     Renumber the specified sequence number field


RESET        Reset the display


RETF         Do a RETRIEVE from the opposite direction in the command stack


RETRIEVE     Recall previous commands


REVERT       Remove User Line status from selected lines


RFIND        Repeat the most recent find command


RIGHT        Scroll rightward in the data  


RLOC         Repeat most recent LOCATE command


RLOCFIND     Repeat most recent Find or Locate command


RUN          Execute another Program or Command


SAVE         Save data and continue edit


SAVEALL      Save all currently open tabs


SAVEAS       Save data as a new file and switch to it


SC           Sentence-case a range of lines


SET          Establish command line variables


SETUNDO      Control UNDO levels


SHOW         Show (unexclude) lines where string is found


SORT         Sort the edit data


SOURCE       Specify character encoding


SPLIT        Split apart text lines based on string comparisons


START        Specify file positioning when loaded


STATE/STATS  Control edit state saving


SUBARG       Specify a unique file PROFILE argument for use by SUBMIT


SUBCMD       Specify an alternate command to use for a Profile


SUBMIT       Submit lines to an external process for processing


SWAP         Switch to Prev or Next Tab


TABS         Turn TABS On or Off  


TAG          Alter TAG status of a selection of lines


TC           Title-case a range of lines


TEST         Invoke the SPFTest program to experiment with RegEx or Mapping expresions


THEME        Supports saving/loading of SPFLite color settings


TOP          Scroll to the top of the file


UC           Upper-case a range of lines


ULINE        Mark selected lines as User Lines


UNDO         Undo changes


UNNUMBER     Remove (blank) the specified sequence number field


UP           Scroll upward in the data


VIEW         View file with restricted Saving to prevent changes


VSAVE        Perform a Virtual Save


WDIR         Open a Windows Explorer window for the folder containing the current file


XSUBMIT      Submit a specific file other than the one being edited


XTABS        Control handling of incoming tabs




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