Alternatively referred to as edit, edit mode is a software ability that allows the modification of files. For example, MS-DOS edit command is a software program with the edit mode ability to edit and modify files on the computer. Some software programs will have different modes, usually "view" and "edit"; when in the "view mode" the user can only look at the file; however, in "edit mode" the user can view and edit the file. Often this is done for files that are shared between multiple users on a network.
- See the edit command page for additional information about this MS-DOS and Windows command line command.
- See the Linux edit command page for information about this command.