[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix
clemc at ccc.com
Thu Nov 16 02:48:42 AEST 2017
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
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.
> <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.
> replace all occurrences of textsearch.
> Now, of course, searching for something like a regular expression was much
> 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> 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 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
>> > editing awesomeness.
>> > Will
>> > --
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>> Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
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