Matthew A. Thompson, Contractor, Code 6189
matthew.thompson.ctr at nrl.navy.mil
Thu Jun 26 07:10:28 EDT 2008
The heavens stretched forth and Joel Fouse decreed the following on or
about 06/25/2008 10:45 PM:
> On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 20:11 -0400, nick at hackermonkey.com wrote:
>> My first instict was vim but doesn't the s/old/new/ notation work in more then
>> just vi? I seem to recall it working with SOMETHING but then again, memories
>> have been false before.
> Ah, well sed and perl immediately come to mind, though I'm sure there
> are others.
Well, there is ex, a glorious line editor that vi just mangled with its
fancy "visual view". I'm pretty sure the s/// command is at its core an
Of course, ex was just a fancy version of "the standard Unix editor",
ed. Whenever I want to feel humbled, I try editing a file with ed.
It's amazing to think that Bill Joy did a lot of his work in ed.
Dr Matthew Thompson, NRC Postdoc (Contractor)
Naval Research Laboratory, Code 6189
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