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edit

[′ed·ət]
(computer science)
To modify the form or format of an output or input by inserting or deleting characters such as page numbers or decimal points.
A computer instruction directing that this step be performed.

edit

(application)
Use of some kind of editor program to modify a document. Also used to refer to the modification itself, e.g. "my last edit only made things worse".

To edit something usually implies that the changes will persist for some time, usually by saving the edited document to a file, though one might open an editor, create a new document in memory, print it and exit without saving it to disk.

Editing is normally done by a human but see, e.g., sed.

edit

(1) To make a change to data. The terms edit and "update" are used synonymously. See edit menu and update.

(2) (Edit) A text editor in DOS and the 32-bit versions of Windows. It is used to create batch files and other lists of text. Typing Edit on the command line launches the program. See batch file abc's.
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0 include an ability to browse wires, view scripts and time edits on the NRCS Window; send to playback to keep editing while moving a story; send to workgroup to share media between servers; and record to timeline.
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