Epsilon User's Manual and Reference >
Command Reference >
|Put a file in the current window. ||Ctrl-X Ctrl-F|
You would normally use this command to specify a file to edit. This
command prompts you for a file name, then scans the buffers to see if
any of them contain that file. If so, the command displays that buffer
in the current window.
Otherwise, the command creates a buffer with the same name as the
file, possibly modified to make it different from the names of
nonempty buffers, then reads the file into this buffer, then displays
that buffer in the current window.
Epsilon auto-detects the line termination convention of the file and
performs any necessary translation. (See set-line-translate.) If
the file uses a Unicode encoding, it detects that too, so long as the
file begins with a byte order mark. (See set-encoding.) With a
numeric argument, the command prompts for the desired translation and
If you simply type <Enter> for a file name, the command invokes
dired with the current directory for the file pattern. Similarly,
if you specify a directory or a file name with wild card characters,
the command invokes dired with that pattern.
See the descriptions of the prompt-with-buffer-directory and
want-common-file-dialog variables for more information on this
Compiling From Epsilon
File Reading Primitives (Primitives)
Copyright (C) 1984, 2020 by Lugaru Software Ltd. All rights reserved.