STE(1) BSD General Commands Manual STE(1)
ste -- Simple table editor
ste [-hv] [tsvfile.tsv]
ste is a simple interactive CLI table editor. It uses table(1) to dis-
play and a number of POSIX shell scripts, which use vipe(1) from more-
utils to edit files in TSV (Tab Separated Values) format.
Command line options
ste -h Prints usage information.
ste -v Prints version and commit date.
ste accepts interactive commands in its command interface. Accepted com-
/ [colno] text
Search for text in all columns, continuing the search
downwards as needed. If colno is given, limit the search
to column number colno (1-based).
When the last row was reached without a match, the user
will be prompted whether to continue the search from the
= Show current row.
Set screen width in columns to amount. The value of 0
causes ste to autodetect screen width on each cycle. If
amount is omitted, show current screen width.
delete | x
Delete the current table row.
edit | e Edit the current table row.
exit | q Exit ste.
G Set current row to last.
g [num] Set current table row to num (header = 0). If num is not
present, set current row to header row.
help [command] | h [command]
Show help (about a command). If the argument command is
omitted, briefly list all commands.
insert [- | +] | i [- | +]
Add a row to the table before (-) or after (+) the cur-
rent line, or, without arguments, to the end of table.
J [num] Move the current row down num rows. If num is omitted,
move the row down.
j [num] Move the current row pointer down num rows. If num is
omitted, move the row pointer down.
K [num] Move the current row up num rows. If num is omitted,
move the row up.
k [num] Move the current row pointer up num rows. If num is
omitted, move the row pointer up.
n Find next occurence of previously searched text. If the
argument colno was given in the last search, the search
will reuse it.
print | p
Print (redraw) the table.
Set screen height in lines to amount. The value of 0
causes ste to autodetect screen height on each cycle. If
amount is omitted, show current screen height.
Turn option on/off. If argument is omitted, show all
current option states.
table(1), transpose(1), tsvdel(1), tsvedit(1), tsvfind(1), tsvins(1),
Strahinya Radich <email@example.com>, 2023
BSD November 11, 2023 BSD