[TUHS] Good ol' ed (Was *ROFF)

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Wed May 16 00:17:38 AEST 2018

"Ron Natalie" <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:

> I never really learned VI.   I can stumbled through it in ex mode if I have
> to.   If there's no EMACS on the UNIX system I'm using, I use ed.
> You get real good at regular expressions.    Some of my employees were
> pretty amazed at how fast I could make code changes with just ed.

I did learn vi, after having learned ed first.  I drop down to the ex
command line for major regexp-based surgery too.  I also get the amazement
from co-workers who watch me do stuff. :-)  This is particularly true
of the, er, younger coworkers (kids today ... :-) who can't manage
outside an IDE.


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