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Pico Cheat Sheet

pico is a simple, display-oriented text editor originally developed for the pine e-mail client. pico is the default editor for SDF's bboard system.

Survival Guide

Control Keys

(The key sequence Esc Esc x can be used instead of the combination Ctrl-x.)

Ctrl-A beginning of line Ctrl-N next line
Ctrl-B backward character Ctrl-O output file
Ctrl-C cursor position Ctrl-P previous line
Ctrl-D delete character Ctrl-R read insert file
Ctrl-E end of line Ctrl-T spell check
Ctrl-F forward character Ctrl-U paste
Ctrl-G get help Ctrl-V forward page
Ctrl-I insert tab Ctrl-W search
Ctrl-J justify paragraph Ctrl-X save exit
Ctrl-K cut region Ctrl-Y backward page
Ctrl-L refresh display Ctrl-^ set mark

Function Keys

F1 get help F5 read insert file F9 cut region
F2 save exit F6 search F10 paste
F3 output file F7 backward page F11 cursor position
F4 justify paragraph F8 forward page F12 spell check


pico_cheat_sheet.txt · Last modified: 2020/06/28 04:31 by papa