Ed Still Saves My Bacon
Posted: May 09, 2020
Ed isn't my daily editor, but I can use it to edit in a pinch. And more often than is probably reasonable, I find myself in a pinch.
Recently, I was bringing up a new system with only a single serial
vi will work over serial connection with a reasonable baud
rate, but this system featured a particularly weak shell that doesn't support
Ed! Save me! Ed works anywhere you can run a terminal. I was able to make my edits, bring the system completely online, and set up a normal development workflow.
ed! It can be useful, it's a walk down editor history, and you'll learn
how to use one of the most powerful command line tools along the way:
And if you want to enjoy a bit of modern ed humor, follow ed(1)Conference on Twitter!
Note: This blog post is part of #100DaysToOffload.