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NAME

ed − line-oriented text editor

SYNOPSIS

ed [options] [file]

DESCRIPTION

GNU Ed − The GNU line editor.

OPTIONS

−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, byte counts and ’!’ prompt

−v, −−verbose

be verbose; equivalent to the ’H’ command

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.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to bug−ed [AT] gnu.org
Ed home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/ed/ed.html
General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1994 Andrew L. Moore.
Copyright © 2017 Antonio Diaz Diaz. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>;
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for ed is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and ed programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info ed

should give you access to the complete manual.

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