l command (Editor processor)

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.


 l{}{#lines}{delimiter string{start.col{-end.col}}}


#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.

 014 print customer-ID
 015 print
 016 print customer.name
 017 print customer.address

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.

 l:abc :

Locates any attributes in the next 999 lines that contain any data.