Edit mode

Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Alternatively referred to as edit, edit mode is a feature within software that allows the modification of files. A good example of a program with edit mode is MS-DOS Editor. Most programs with edit mode toggle between "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 change the file's contents. Often, these modes are utilized for files that are shared between multiple users on a network.

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