The GNU ed line editor
This manual is for GNU ed (version 1.9, 18 June 2013).
GNU ed is a line-oriented text editor. It is used to create, display,
modify and otherwise manipulate text files, both interactively and via
shell scripts. A restricted version of ed, red, can only edit files in
the current directory and cannot execute shell commands. Ed is the
"standard" text editor in the sense that it is the original editor for
Unix, and thus widely available. For most purposes, however, it is
superseded by full-screen editors such as GNU Emacs or GNU Moe.
* Overview Overview of the `ed' command
* Introduction to Line Editing Getting started with GNU `ed'
* Invoking Ed Command line interface
* Line Addressing Specifying lines/ranges in the buffer
* Regular Expressions Patterns for selecting text
* Commands Commands recognized by GNU `ed'
* Limitations Intrinsic limits of GNU `ed'
* Diagnostics GNU `ed' error handling
* Problems Reporting bugs
* GNU Free Documentation License How you can copy and share this manual
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