[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Thu Nov 16 02:23:20 AEST 2017


Ah, a later reply pointed out the minimalist thing. never mind ;)


On 11/15/2017 11:13 AM, Arthur Krewat wrote:
> I still don't get what was so bad about TECO.
>
> *20t$$
> <20 lines of text>
> *fs<text to search for>$<text to replace it with>$$
> *0lt$$ ; type current line to review what you've changed.
>
> Very simple.
>
> *<fstextsearch$textreplace$>$$
>
> replace all occurrences of textsearch.
>
> Now, of course, searching for something like a regular expression was 
> much harder.
>
> Q-registers, all sorts of cool stuff.
>
> But then, maybe I'm talking about a later version of TECO than you 
> all. I think I was on version 22 on TOPS-10 6.03A
>
>
> On 11/14/2017 10:07 PM, Will Senn wrote:
>> I wasn't going to say it earlier, but now that you've said something 
>> about it... I was thinking, thank god, ed isn't teco! :).
>>
>> On 11/14/17 8:37 PM, Warner Losh wrote:
>>> It took me a while to realize that ed(1) is what TECO should have 
>>> been.... Too much TECO trauma scared me away for far too long.... 
>>> But maybe it was all the TECO macros I wrote to make the BH100 
>>> terminal useful as an editor in full screen mode....
>>>
>>> Warner
>>>
>>> On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com 
>>> <mailto:lm at mcvoy.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     +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
>>>     <mailto: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
>>>     <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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>>>
>>>     --
>>>     ---
>>>     Larry McVoy                  lm at mcvoy.com <http://mcvoy.com>
>>>     http://www.mcvoy.com/lm
>>>
>>>
>>
>> -- 
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