DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-08
Re: Locked out - need a little help (caution: n00b meter on high!)
Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > Otherwise use ed(1). It even works with dumb terminals or
> > no $TERM at all. Using ed(1) isn't difficult, especially
> > if you only need to replace a single line in a config file.
> > Every admin should know how to do that. :-)
> yuck. just use ee(1).
Yuck. ee is horrible. :-)
> Nice + sweet + doesn't care about termcap :)
It does care. I just tried it from within a jterm: It
puts a mess on the screen and it even took me some efforts
to only quit out of it.
Besides, ee(1) lives in /usr/bin, while ed(1) is in the
root filesystem so it's available in single user mode when
you can't mount /usr for some reason. Also note that ed(1)
is available on every UNIX system, so a serious UNIX admin
should be familiar with it (at least to the point to be
able to perform emergency surgery on files until another
editor -- e.g. vi -- can be used).
BTW, the Solaris manpage still says: "The ed utility is
the standard text editor." :-)
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