My Favorite Keyboard Shortcuts for RSE
April 18, 2007 Susan Gantner
When using RSE for editing my CL, DDS, RPG or COBOL code, I find that I can save a lot of time by using keyboard shortcuts for functions that would otherwise require that I take my hands off the keyboard to use the mouse. So I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Many of the shortcuts I use are standard for other Windows-based applications that I also use for email, spreadsheets or text editing.
These include some very common ones such as:
Other shortcuts are not standard across other applications, but are specific to some combination of Eclipse (on which WDSc and RSE are based) or the WDSc workbench. I use these to help navigate my way around the workbench. Here are some of my favorites:
This last set of favorite shortcuts relate specifically to the LPEX Editor (the editor that RSE uses by default):
There are many more keyboard shortcuts, but these are among my favorites. I hope I may have introduced you to a few that you haven’t tried before. Maybe they will save you a little time in the future. If you want to try out some other keyboard shortcuts for the editor, key the command ? SEU in the editor command line (press Esc to get to the command line) and you will see a help page with a long list of shortcuts.
Susan Gantner is one of the most respected System i gurus in the world and is one of the co-founders of System i Developer, an organization dedicated to RPG, DB2, and other relevant software technologies for the System i platform. Gantner, who has worked in IBM’s Rochester and Toronto labs, left IBM to focus on training OS/400 and i5/OS shops on the latest programming technologies. She is a regular speaker at COMMON and other user groups, too. You can contact her at susan@SystemiDeveloper.com.