Ultrix for DECstations

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Sun Nov 13 21:33:43 CST 2005

>Subject: RE: Ultrix for DECstations
>   From: "Bill Sudbrink" <wh.sudbrink at verizon.net>
>   Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 22:10:41 -0500
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>Allison wrote:
>> Bill Sudbrink wrote:
>> >Allison wrote:
>> >
>> >> First choice when all else fails, vi.
>> >
>> >Can't resist... really, when _ALL_ else fails, ex.
>> Did you mean ED??? That loathsome excuse for a tool! 
>> I'd rather hurt myself before using that. Scratch that.
>> Every time I've used it, I did hurt myself.
>Uh, no, I meant ex, the line level editor that runs under vi.
>When you can't even get vi to run right (termcaps messed up
>or, in one case I experienced, most control characters being
>filtered/screwed up between me and the system I was trying to
>edit a text file on) give ex a try.

OH!  Yes I've done that with good success.  ED (CP/M {ED}, 
DOS{EDLIN}) is their very unadorned line editors designed 
to inflict pain. 


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