Newbie Needing Help

perryh at perryh at
Tue May 10 07:40:36 UTC 2011

Robert Bonomi <bonomi at> wrote:

> ... it was the _initials_ of the name '<v>isual <i>interace"
> to ed(1).

To ed(1), or to ex(1)?  (ed(1) being the older -- and by a
considerable margin the lighter, which is why we even now keep
it in /bin where it does not depend on /usr being mounted.)

I remember "horsing around with ed" back when it was the _only_
editor available on Bell Labs' 6th edition.

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