[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

Bakul Shah bakul at bitblocks.com
Thu Nov 16 04:13:35 AEST 2017


Tom Almy's version, based on Pete Siemsen's TECO implementation
is available as a FreeBSD port. Also runs on a bunch of other
platforms. A more recent version with Blake McBride's changes
is at https://github.com/blakemcbride/TECOC. I had used TECO a
long time ago on TOPS-10 so I played with this version but it
feels completely foreign to me now:-)

> On Nov 15, 2017, at 8:48 AM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> 
> Teco commands were described as being 'indistinguishable from line noise.'   On 10/30/120 cps dial up lines, that was not always a good thing ;-)
> 
> One of my favorite stories of teco years ago, one of my friends was editing a teco macro and had gotten up from his terminal for a minute, his wife looked at the screen and asked him if his 2 year old has been attacking the keyboard again.
> 
> Clem
> 
> BTW:   My friend and former co-worker, Paul Cantrell wrote an excellent teco implemnentation for UNIX.   I believe if you go to his web site (copters.com) and poke around its available for download.
> 
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:
> 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> 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> 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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>>>> Larry McVoy                  lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm
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