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Editor tutorial (#8139)
Editor tutorial version 1.1 by Odo. 'Read tutorial' to see the text. 'Burn tutorial' to get rid of it.
LambdaMOO Editor Tutorial version 1.1 For SchoolNet MOO September 1997 by Neil Fraser (aka Odo) firstname.lastname@example.org The editors on Lambda MOOs are not very friendly since they don't use cursor keys. However, they are absolutely essential for describing objects, sending mail, programming and editing text. This brief tutorial will show you how to use them. It is important to DO the tutorial, don't just READ it. Describing an object:Make an object (such as a $thing, a $room, or some generic). You probably already know how to use `@describe' to give it a short description, but you have to use an editor if you want a multi-line description. Type: @notedit <name of object>.descriptionThe <name of object> can be `me', `here', an object #, or the name of a nearby object. Once you have typed this you are instantly moved into the editor. Add several lines of text to the description like this: "This is the first line of text; "this is the second. "You can add as many lines as you like, "just `say' the text and it will be added.If you typed those lines, you should now have four lines of text in the object's description (in addition any description that the object already had). Type `list' to see the entire description.Let's add a new line at the top. To do this, type `p' several times until you reach the top; `p' stands for `previous'. Then add your new line. Use `n' several times go to the bottom again; `n' stands for `next'. You can use `p' and `n' to move up and down your text and add text anywhere you want. Remember to type `list' frequently so you know what you have typed and where you are. You can probably figure out what `save' and `quit' do. Sending mail:Let's use the mail system to send a message to someone. Type: @send <name of person or newsgroup>If you don't want to send mail to anyone, send it to yourself; `me'. It will then ask you to type in a subject line. After you have done so, you are automatically moved into the mail editor. It is almost identicle to the noteditor. Use " to enter lines as you did before. Try deleting a line; use `list' to find out what the number of the line, and then type `del 3' (or whatever the line number was). When you are done, you can either `send' the mail, or you can `abort'. The `subst' command:This is the most important command in the editors. @notedit something, or @send some mail so that you can experiment with this command. Once you are in an editor, type: "this line haaas a spelling mistakeWe can fix the spelling mistake by typing: subst /haaas/does not haveWhat this does is it substitutes `haaas' with `does not have'. We can use the `subst' command to add a period to the end of the line. Try: subst /ake/ake.Try to use `subst' to capitalize the first letter. You now know the basic functions of the editors. There are lots of other cool features, you can learn about them by typing `look' while in the editors. Find out how to use the `move', `copy' and `:' commands. Remember to use the help.
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