On startup, editor will attempt to load a configuration file with the basename as the executable and extension .CNF. The configuration file is produced by compiling source files with CFTE.
If the command line option -! is used, editor will not attempt to load a configuration file and will use default built-in settings.
Configuration files are compiled using CFTE program.
cfte should be invoked on main.fte, for example:
[C:\FTE] cfte config\main.fte $ cfte config/main.fte
This will automatically compile all *.fte files included from main.fte and produce fte-new.cnf if there are no errors in source files.
When configuration source files are sucessfully compiled, the resulting file fte-new.cnf should be copied to fte.cnf and ftepm.cnf, or under Unix to ~/.fterc
After FTE is properly configured with the above procedure, you can select Options/Recompile Configuration from FTE menu bar, and FTE will invoke CFTE to recompile the configuration.
Comments start with character # and last until the end of line.
Strings can be specified using any of ' " / characters.
Single quoted strings perform no substitution. To enter ' or \ into a string precede it with a backslash.
Double quoted strings perform the following substitutions:
\t -> ^I, tab character \r -> ^M, CR \n -> ^J, LF \e -> ^[, escape character \v -> ^L, vertical tab \b -> ^H, backspace \a -> ^G, bell
Strings started by / character require no escaping (except for '/'). Mostly useful for specifying regular expressions without double backslashes that are necessary in single and double quoted strings.