The l command lists a specified number of lines that contain a search string and increments the line pointer to the last line listed. The l command locates one or more occurrences of a text string within a specified range of line (attribute) numbers.
|#lines||Specifies the number of lines containing a search string. If no line numbers are entered, the next occurrence is located and displayed.|
|delimiter||Any non-numeric character that indicates a column dependent correspondence.|
|string||Specifies the search string. The ^ is used as a wildcard search character within the string parameter for locating or replacing variable strings within strings. It matches any character.|
|start.col||Specifies the beginning column range in which strings are eligible for matching.|
|end.col||Specifies the ending column range in which strings are eligible for matching.|
The p (or p0) command defaults to l22 (list 22 lines) each time the Editor is invoked. The line pointer is incremented to the last line listed. The colon is a special delimiter that indicates a column-dependent correspondence.
Locates and displays the next occurrence of the string, abc.
l 014 print customer-ID .l3 015 print 016 print customer.name 017 print customer.address l/abc
Locates and displays the string abc in the next 99 lines.
Locates and displays, in the next 99 lines, the occurrence of the string abc in column ranges 1 through 5.
Locates and displays, in the next 99 lines, any line containing a string beginning with the letter a, followed by any character, and ending with the letter c.
Locates the next line containing the string abc followed by a space in the first four positions of the line.
Locates any attributes in the next 999 lines that contain any data.