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View Poll Results: Do you use ed?
What the heck is ed? 7 21.21%
Anyone who is still using ed is a freakin' weirdo. 11 33.33%
I've used it in the past but not anymore. 8 24.24%
Occasionally. 5 15.15%
Always. I LOVE ED! 2 6.06%
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Do you use ed?


Yes, it's true. I'm an ed user. Usually emacs is fine... but sometimes when I am in a really geeky mood I'll pull out ed to hack away at my config files.

Last edited by CoderMan; 05-20-2010 at 04:14 PM.
 
Old 05-20-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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God no
 
Old 05-20-2010, 04:17 PM   #3
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Only on my 3cps teletype.

But I'm having trouble buying rolls of the yellow paper for it. So I usually have to bail on "ed", and just use "iWork Pages" on my new iPad
 
Old 05-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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:q
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^Z
export EDITOR=vi
kill %1
 
Old 05-20-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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I was interested in learning to use ed.
 
Old 05-31-2010, 11:59 PM   #6
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yes, I use ed. Took me a while, but now I really enjoy it for its' simplicity.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #7
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Personally, I use nano. I used emacs for a long time, I can live with vim too, but seriously, there is better graphical editor like Kate with more feature and greater extensability (let say easier in 2010, I know that both vi and emacs can get/are bloatable too). When I need to edit something from CLI, the easier the better, mc and nano are good at that.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 01:32 AM   #8
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I use primarily vi/Vim.

Used to be a hardcode tpu addict, then edit /tpu, then... well, nothing worked quite like it. But vi was on almost everything
 
Old 06-01-2010, 03:01 PM   #9
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ed is LOLZ.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #10
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When you've just had a crash, and you're without emacs and vim, and the vi clone doesn't work right, what's left? ed!!!

Personally, I mostly use ed for fun for making changes to config files mostly. I use emacs and vim a lot for other things.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 11:53 AM   #11
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Weirdos.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 12:40 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dive View Post
:q :q! :wq :w :w! :wq! :quit :quit! :help help helpquit quit quithelp
:quitplease :quitnow :leave ^X^C ^C ^D ^Z ^Q QUITDAMMIT ^[:wq
Very very good!

I use ed as an interactive mode for sed sometimes, although I always have a vi terminal somewhere in my desktop.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 06:35 AM   #13
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dive,
q is faster and easier than :q
w is faster and easier than :w
h is faster and easier than :h, :help

he-he, couldn't resist. Actually, I laughed out loud first time I saw your signatur on the slackware section.


hda7, I moved an hda to hdb and forgot to edit /etc/fstab. Decided to learn ed real quick
 
Old 06-03-2010, 08:26 AM   #14
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The first time I tried quitting ed:

Code:
~$ ed
^C
^C
q
~$
Come on, 'q' is so universal among command line apps!
 
Old 06-03-2010, 12:23 PM   #15
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One nice thing about it is that it is small, but still workable. On my system, the binary is 44K, and that is with -O2 optimization. Dependencies are pretty light also:

Code:
$ ldd /bin/ed
	linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fff24722000)
	libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x00007f2869326000)
	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f286967f000)
 
  


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