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4.12.4 Exec

Syntax: Exec
Abbreviation: EX

prompts the user on the input line, asking for a command, and executes it. It is never registered while recording a macro (though the command you type is).

Exec is mainly useful for key bindings, menu configurations, and in manually programmed macros.

Note that if the command you specify does not appear in ne’s internal tables, it is considered to be a macro name. See Macro.