[Unix-jun72] I recovered 100% of the s1 src code fragments
brantley at coraid.com
Mon May 12 11:16:13 EDT 2008
> Brantley Coile ...brantley at coraid.com... wrote:
>> With the 'b' command, you'll never miss vi. Much.
> I do know ed, ex, and vi, but I don't remember 'b'/browse, and
> brief googling doesn't turn it up. What's this?
Beginning with the Eighth Edition, ed(1) had the following command.
This is from the Plan 9 ed man page.
Browse. Print a `page', normally 20 lines. The
optional `+' (default) or `-' specifies whether the
next or previous page is to be printed. The optional
pagesize is the number of lines in a page. The
optional `p', `n', or `l' causes printing in the speci-
fied format, initially `p'. Pagesize and format are
remembered between `b' commands. Dot is left at the
last line displayed.
In 1983 I added it to my Seventh Edition source to ed and kicked the
vi habit. I used it unil Sam(1) and now use Acme(1) almost exclusively.
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