1.5.2 Editing a command line

Before the sample session, we briefly present how to edit a command line. You can enter a command line by typing after the prompt or clicking with the mouse on a part on a window and copy it at the prompt in the Scilab window. The pointer may be moved using the directionnal arrows ( $ \leftarrow^\uparrow_\downarrow \rightarrow$). For Emacs customers, the usual Emacs commands are at your disposal for modifying a command (Ctrl-$ <$chr$ >$ means hold the CONTROL key while typing the character $ <$chr$ >$), for example:

As said before you can also cut and paste using the mouse. This way will be useful if you type your commands in an editor. Another way to ``load'' files containing Scilab statements is available with the File/File Operations button.