text editor

Matthias Apitz guru at unixarea.de
Wed Jun 2 11:33:48 UTC 2010

El día Wednesday, June 02, 2010 a las 01:26:44PM +0200, Ruben de Groot escribió:

> > The phrase "son of an edlin" has happily been retired in my vocabulary for
> > some time.  If you're not aware of it, ed(1) is as capable or more of
> > causing pain as edlin was and it's still in the FreeBSD base.
> Most usefull traditional Unix tools can cause pain or foot-shooting. That's
> what makes them usefull.

The ed(1) is *extremely* useful when it comes to editing text files on
the fly in shell scripts (i.e. without user interaction).


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