[ILUG] new grep
phil at redbrick.dcu.ie
Sun Mar 24 22:54:33 GMT 2002
Niall O Broin's [niall at linux.ie] 26 lines of wisdom included:
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 01:51:03PM +0000, David Golden wrote:
> > Historically, both sed and grep are offspring of ed, the venerable
> > Unix command-line-based text editor.
> Still available on your local Linux box, and much as I spit on its
> descendant, vi, a basic mastery of ed is important for the would-be guru -
> on many Unix variants, it'll be all the editor you have in single user or
> maintenance mode.
> > ex was a command-line text editor written by a certain William Joy while
> > at Berkely, with a superset of ed's commands.
> > vi was an enhanced version of ex, with an amazing new "visual editing mode"...
> vi was also written by Bill Joy - of course like any sensible person, he's
> an Emacs user now.
I'm surprised you can't boot into Emacs yet with the amount of
ridiculous extensions/plugins (whatever you freaks are calling them)
for it ;)
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