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GNU ed

https://www.gnu.org/software/ed/
A simple line editor

Ed is a line-oriented text editor: rather than offering an overview of a document, ed performs editing one line at a time. It can be executed both interactively and via shell scripts. Its method of command input allows complex tasks to be performed in an automated way.

GNU ed offers several extensions over the standard utility. The original editor for Unix was the most widely available text editor of its time. For most purposes, however, it is superseded by full-screen editors such as GNU Emacs or GNU Moe.

N.B. This pacakge also contains a restricted version of ed, red, that can only edit files in the current directory and cannot execute shell commands.

Documentation

From the terminal, simply type:

info ed

An online manual for ed can also be found at: https://www.gnu.org/software/ed/manual/ed_manual.html

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins7 September 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Antonio Diaz Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://savannah.gnu.org/projects/ed/
User & DeveloperBug Tracking Subscribehttp://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-ed
SupportE-mailmailto:bug-ed@gnu.org
DeveloperHomepagehttps://savannah.gnu.org/projects/ed/
DeveloperDownloadhttp://ftpmirror.gnu.org/ed/


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 January 2017.



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