DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: Emergency Editors (was Stabble Tag move)
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Devon H. O'Dell wrote:
> Out of curiosity, what's wrong with just learning how to use ed? It's
> on every OS under the sun, learning it will make you that much more
> able to administer broken machines of any UNIX-like descent (and
> Plan 9 too!)
I actually was grateful for ed - on an ASR-33, or a SOROC IQ-120.
Beat all hell out of octal paddle switches. But several decades on now,
I would rather *forget* how to use it ;-) Tedious, it is.
Much as I *detest* vi, even that - able to work standalone,
(as it DID DO for years) would be an improvement.