[TUHS] basic tools / Universal Unix

Ronald Natalie ron at ronnatalie.com
Tue Oct 31 20:50:38 AEST 2017

.  make love

I’m a bizarre UNIX relic.    I never learned vi.   I went from “ed” to the various emacs variants (starting with Warren Montgomery’s EMACS, then JOVE and UNIPRESS, and later GNU).     I used INed (a commercialization of the Rand editor) but didn’t particularly like that either.    My coworkers for years would be amused when if I found the machine had no EMACS variant, I’d just use ed.    I could be startlingly fast in ed and you do learn regular expressions well if you have to do a lot of editing that way.    On a few machines where I’m confronted with VI and no ed/emacs, I just use VI in “ex” mode.

> On Oct 30, 2017, at 4:56 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>>   > Then the real definition, ending in an execution of the empty `q'.
>>   > qq/4$^Ma2^[@qq
>> Gah. That reminds me of nothing so much as TECO (may it long Rest in Peace).
> I'm glad that I'm not the only one who remembers TECO; a fun game was to type your name at it to see what it did.
> -- 
> Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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