p command (Editor processor)

The p command either defines or executes a pre-stored command; p by itself assumes p0 (zero).




number Defines the pre-stored buffer.
editor.command Any valid Editor command.
[ (Control) value mark.

Defining pre-stored commands

An Editor command sequence may be assigned to a specified number (in the range 0–9). Each pre-stored command may contain up to 100 bytes. When no number is specified, 0 is assumed. The Esc key is used as a command delimiter to separate multiple Editor commands. The default prestore, p0, is l22, or list 22 lines.

Note: Pre-stored Editor command sequences must be redefined each time the Editor is initiated.

Executing pre-stored commands

To execute a pre-stored command, the p command is issued along with the number of the command to execute:


The p command, followed by pressing Enter, executes the command sequence stored in p0 (zero). The pd command displays the current pre-stored commands. It is recommended to review pre-stored commands after defining them and before executing them.


 p1 b[u22[l22

Defines pre-stored command p1 with the command sequence:

  1. Go to the bottom of the item.
  2. Move the line pointer up 22 lines.
  3. List 22 lines.

Each time the p1 command is issued, the last 22 lines of the item display.

 p2 ru9999.abc.xyz[fi[p2

Defines pre-stored command p2 as:

  1. Replace, in the next 9999 lines, all occurrences of abc with xyz.
  2. File the item.
  3. Repeat the process on the next item (by calling the p2 command), or, if all items have been processed, the process falls out to TCL.
Note: The [ displayed in both examples is the character echoed to the screen when Esc is pressed. This further assumes that the Esc key is not currently programmed to push a level.