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EDITV - set and retrieve persistent macro variables

Syntax:
EDITV GET|PUT|GETF|PUTF var1 [var2 ...]

EDITV SET|SETF var1 value1 [var2 value2 ...]

EDITV SETL|SETLF|SETFL var1 value1

EDITV LIST|LISTF [var1 ...]

Description:
The EDITV command manipulates variables for the lifetime of the edit session or the file, depending on the subcommand used.

Edit variables are useful for maintaining variable values from one execution of a macro to another.

EDITV GET, PUT, GETF and PUTF are only valid from within a macro as they reference Rexx variables. All other subcommands are valid from within a macro or from the command line.

EDITV GET sets a Rexx macro variable, with the same name as the edit variable, to the value of the edit variable.

EDITV PUT stores the value of a Rexx macro variable as an edit variable.

EDITV SET stores an edit variable with a value.

EDITV SET can only work with variable values comprising a single space-separated word. To specify a variable value that contains spaces, use EDITV SETL.

EDITV LIST displays the values of the specified edit variables, or all variables if no edit variables are specified.

EDITV GETF, PUTF, SETF, SETLF, SETFL, and LISTF all work the same way as their counterparts without the F, but the variables are only available while the particular file is the current file. This enables you to use the same edit variable name but with different values for different files.

Compatibility:
XEDIT: N/A
KEDIT: Compatible

Status:
Complete.


The Hessling Editor is Copyright © Mark Hessling, 1990-2015 <mark@rexx.org>
Generated on: 26 Jan 2015

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