[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Nov 15 12:16:48 AEST 2017


+1.  Anyone who gets this is someone I'd work with.

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 08:10:41PM -0600, Will Senn wrote:
> On 11/14/17 7:25 PM, Nemo wrote:
> >On 31/10/2017, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> >>A previous boss insisted that all his support staff learn ED, because one
> >>day it might be the only editor available on a trashed box (you can't
> >>mount /usr etc).
> >ed man; man ed
> >
> >https://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/ed-msg.html (Sorry -- could not resist)
> >
> >N.
> 
> For all that it's the butt of jokes, ed is awesome. I didn't really
> appreciate it until vi wasn't an easy goto option anymore (v6). After
> reading Kernighan's tutorial, I kind of fell in love with it. g/re/p? Who'd
> of thunk it? ed may not be 'visual', but the entire document is editable and
> its support of regex and the global command are incredibly powerful.
> Especially, for so incredibly tiny an editor. Finally, ed is the sibling of
> sed and once I got the connection there, it opened up a whole new world of
> editing awesomeness.
> 
> Will
> 
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