[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Nov 15 12:37:29 AEST 2017
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....
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
> > >>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?
> > of thunk it? ed may not be 'visual', but the entire document is editable
> > its support of regex and the global command are incredibly powerful.
> > Especially, for so incredibly tiny an editor. Finally, ed is the sibling
> > sed and once I got the connection there, it opened up a whole new world
> > editing awesomeness.
> > Will
> > --
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> Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
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