add - full-screen editing calculator


       add [options] [file-specifications]


       Add is a fixed-point calculator that operates as a full-screen editor.


       Add  performs  fixed-point  computation.   It  is designed for use as a
       checkbook or expense-account balancing tool.

       Add maintains a running result for each operation.  You may  scroll  to
       any position in the expression list and modify the list.  Enter data by
       typing numbers (with optional decimal point), separated by operators.

       An output transcript may be saved and  reloaded  for  further  editing.
       Scripts  are  loaded  from  left  to right (with the "output" processed


       Command line options of add are:

       -h     Prints the list of options.

       -i interval
              Sets compounding interval for interest computation.

       -o script
              Specify file in which to save output transcript.

       -p num Sets precision (number of digits after the decimal place).



       The operators are all single-character:

       +      begins an addition

       -      begins a subtraction

       ~      negates the result

       *      begins a multiplication

       /      begins a division

       %      begins an interest computation (uses interval): rate=number.

       $      begins a sales-tax computation: rate=number.

       (      opening  parenthesis.   This  may  enclose  a  unary  '-',  more
              parentheses, or data (implicit unary '+').

       )      closing parenthesis, expects another operator, not data.

       =      flushes  out  the  current  number, forces re-computation of the
              running result.

       w      increases the width used for numbers  by  one  column  up  to  a
              platform-specific value.

       W      decreases  the  width  used for numbers by one column, down to a
              minimum of 6.

       A space flushes out the current number-input, and (by default) sets the
       next  operator  to  be the same as the current one.  You may repeat the
       last arithmetic operation of any type:

       a      repeats the last '+' (default 0).

       s      repeats the last '-' (default 0).

       n      repeats the last '~'.

       m      repeats the last '*' (default 1).

       d      repeats the last '/' (default 1).

       i      repeats the last '%' (default 4).

       t      repeats the last '$' (default 4).

       You may toggle the prefix operator of any number  by  typing  a  single

       A      toggles the operator to '+'.

       S      toggles the operator to '-'.

       N      toggles the operator to '~'.

       M      toggles the operator to '*'.

       D      toggles the operator to '/'.

       I      toggles the operator to '%'.

       T      toggles the operator to '$'.


       As you enter data, you may edit it.  A backspace deletes the last digit
       of the current number (if it is visible).  Use the arrow  keys  or  vi-
       style  'h'  and  'l'  to  move  left  and right within the line.  Other
       editing commands include

       u      undoes the last x/X command (restricted to restoring the current
              data only).

       x      deletes  the  current  data.   If  the data is null, deletes the
              following line.

       X      deletes the current data.  If the  data  is  null,  deletes  the
              preceding line and moves up.

       o      opens a new line after the current line.

       O      opens a new line before the current line.

       #      edit the associated comment.

       An  "open"  permits  you  to  insert  a  new operator and data into the
       expression list.  You may type an operator character (e.g.,  '+'),  and
       continue  with  the  new  data,  or an operator-repeat (e.g., 'A').  In
       either case, you may edit the new data, just as you would the old data.
       A  'u'  (or other toggle, such as 'o', 'O', or 'q') typed after an open
       will undo the open (and close it).

Scrolling/cursor movement:

       H      move to the top line on the screen.

       M      move to the middle line on the screen.

       L      move to the last line on the screen

       CTL/F  scroll forward one screen.

       CTL/B  scroll backward one screen.

       j      move forward one line.

       k      move backward one line.

       z<CR>  move the current line to the top of the screen.

       z.     move the current line to the middle of the screen.

       z-     move the current line to the bottom of the screen.

       Like vi, add allows you to jump to a particular line with a ":" command

       :$     jumps to the last entry

       :1     jumps to the first entry.


       Transcript files are formatted to permit line-oriented entries:

           <operator><value><blank><ignored><blank># comment

       The transcripts  saved  by  add  contain  the  running  result  in  the
       "ignored"  part.   To  exit  without  saving a transcript, type 'Q'.  A
       normal exit, by typing 'q', saves the  list  of  operators,  data  (and
       running result) in the specified file.

       You can read and write scripts without leaving add.

       :e file
              clears the current script and reads a script from the file.

       :f     shows the current script name.

       :r file
              reads a script at the current entry

       :w file
              writes a script to the specified file.


       Add runs in a portable UNIX(R) environment.


       Add  is  a  single binary module, with a help file add.hlp installed in
       the same directory.


       It would be nice to be able to change the precision within the program.
       In  particular,  the  interest and sales tax computations would be more
       useful if their precision was independent of the running total.


       Thomas E. Dickey


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