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Line-oriented text editor.

January 2014
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Ed - line-oriented text editor


ed [options] [file]


GNU Ed - The GNU line editor.


-h, --help display this help and exit -V, --version output version information and exit -G, --traditional run in compatibility mode -l, --loose-exit-status exit with 0 status even if a command fails -p, --prompt=STRING use STRING as an interactive prompt -r, --restricted run in restricted mode -s, --quiet, --silent suppress diagnostics -v, --verbose be verbose Start edit by reading in 'file' if given. If 'file' begins with a '!', read output of shell command. Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for environmental problems (file not found, invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate a corrupt or invalid input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which caused ed to panic.


Report bugs to Ed home page: General help using GNU software:
Copyright © 1994 Andrew L. Moore. Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for Ed is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and Ed pro‐ grams are properly installed at your site, the command info Ed should give you access to the complete manual.
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