To create a new window in elvis, you use the ex command
:split. You then use one of the regular
ex commands, such as
:n to edit a new file. This is the
simplest method; other, shorter methods are described later in this
chapter. You can switch back and forth between windows with CTRL-WCTRL-W:
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The split screen is the result of typing
elvis ch00.sgm followed by
Like nvi, elvis gives each window its own status line. elvis is unique in that it uses a highlighted line of underscores, instead of reverse video, for the status line. ex colon commands are carried out on each window’s status line.
Table 17-1 describes the windowing ex mode commands and what they do.