[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix
krewat at kilonet.net
Thu Nov 16 02:13:07 AEST 2017
I still don't get what was so bad about TECO.
<20 lines of text>
*fs<text to search for>$<text to replace it with>$$
*0lt$$ ; type current line to review what you've changed.
replace all occurrences of textsearch.
Now, of course, searching for something like a regular expression was
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....
>> 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
>> > >
>> > >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).
>> > 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
>> > 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>
> GPG Fingerprint: 68F4 B3BD 1730 555A 4462 7D45 3EAA 5B6D A982 BAAF
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