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Re: Emergency Editors (was Stabble Tag move)

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 00:18:54 +0800

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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!)
> --Devon

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.


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