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Old 06-04-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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simple and small question

if i type 'red' at a bash prompt, then whenever i type anything more in, it outputs ? :
drigz@ayro:~$ red

that was control+c
and i have to close the console to quit. this is the help:
drigz@ayro:~$ red --help
Usage: red [OPTION]... [FILE]

  -G, --traditional          use a few backward compatible features
  -p, --prompt=STRING        use STRING as an interactive prompt
  -s, -, --quiet, --silent   suppress diagnostics
      --help                 display this help
      --version              output version information

Start edit by reading in FILE if given.  Read output of shell command
if FILE begins with a `!'.
what is this program? theres no man page, nothing i can find (red is hardly definitive for a google search). does anyone know?

btw this is purely curiosity.
Old 06-04-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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From man red:

ed, red - text editor

ed [-] [-Gs] [-p string] [file]

red [-] [-Gs] [-p string] [file]

ed is a line-oriented text editor. It is used to create, display, mod-
ify and otherwise manipulate text files. red is a restricted ed: it
can only edit files in the current directory and cannot execute shell
Old 06-04-2004, 05:59 PM   #3
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ah. i dont have man red... its not that im that lazy so how do you use it then - i cant figure it out. i suppose it doesnt really matter.


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