Pico is an easy-to-use text editor on the CNS Logon Server that is designed to work in tandem with Pine e-mail. It can also be used with the Tin news reader and can be set as the default text editor for your Logon Server account.
You can start Pico two ways:
- by activating the Pico hypertext link, under the Lynx menu called “Basic Services”
- by typing in pico filename at the UNIX system prompt. Unlike many UNIX file editors, which require memorizing and typing a lot of commands on a command line, Pico works with key combinations based on the Control key (Ctrl).
Pico commands are usually given using the control <CTRL> keys. The most common commands appear in a menu at the bottom of the screen during a pico session. The menus are context sensitive and will vary depending on what you are doing within pico.
- Ctrl-G Get Help
- Ctrl-X Exit Pico saving buffer to specified filename
- Ctrl-O Write Out buffer into a file saving it and remaining in Pico