The GNU ed line editor
This manual is for GNU ed (version 1.1, 14 October 2008).
GNU ed is an 8-bit clean, more or less POSIX-compliant
implementation of the standard Unix line editor. These days,
full-screen editors have rendered `ed' mostly of historical interest.
Nonetheless, it appeals to a handful of aging programmers who still
believe that "Small is Beautiful".
* 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
* GNU Free Documentation License How you can copy and share this manual
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