Trying to find some info on this editor. I thought I saw somewhere, where you could move the current line and ruler from the ridiculous center to the sensible top. Maybe not? You know like just about every editor does. I mean even the bottom would be better than the middle.
Good info here. I didn’t realize that it is an actual VM editor. Not even sure that is true because I also read that it is a MECAFF addition?
OK, I just found “EE PROFILE” and fixed one of my problems. I was getting errors submitting COBOL type files to DOS/VS because they weren’t 80 byte fixed length files. So I added this to the profile…
FTDEFAULTS COBOL F 80 M 72
But I also learned about LRECL (see below)
Useful EE commands.
GET [ fn [ ft [ fm ] ] ]
Read the specified file and insert its lines after the current line
PUT [ count [ fn [ ft [ fm ] ] ] ]
Write count lines beginning with the current line to the specified file. If no count is given, one
line is written
CASe U | M | R
Set the case handling for the file, with the following options:
U : Uppercase
convert all input to the file in upper case, string searches (commands Locate, Change)
are case insensitive.
M : Mixed case
do not convert case for text entered to the file, but do case insensitive searches.
R : Mixed case, respect case for searches
do not convert case for text entered to the file, doing exact (case sensitive) searches.
Change the logical record length of the file to lrecl, but limited to 255, values lower than 1 will
be ignored. If the file currently has a larger record length, the file content may be truncated.