[Unix-jun72] ed

Brad Parker brad at heeltoe.com
Mon May 5 23:01:15 EDT 2008

Warren Toomey wrote:
>Warren Toomey scripsit:
>> I have avoided [learning ed] so far.
>On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 10:16:17PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
>> You have?  But ed is the standard editor!
>I got into UNIX by the time vi was around, so I missed out on ed.

I think I started around v6, because for some odd reason I can do 
ed in my sleep.  

playing with v1 I was shocked at how I just jumped right into ed,
typing things like "1,$p" on autopilot.

it was sort of scary :-) but it came back immediately.

I think at some point I spent some time with ex also, which was
sort of post ed, pre vi.  Maybe on sun-1's?  I can't remember, but
the commands seem to translate.

I can do vi but it's always a strain.  ed is less complex.


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