ed

ED(1)                             User Commands                            ED(1)



NAME
       ed - line-oriented text editor

SYNOPSIS
       ed [options] [file]

DESCRIPTION
       GNU ed is a line-oriented text editor. It is used to create, display,
       modify and otherwise manipulate text files, both interactively and via
       shell scripts. A restricted version of ed, red, can only edit files in
       the current directory and cannot execute shell commands. Ed is the
       'standard' text editor in the sense that it is the original editor for
       Unix, and thus widely available. For most purposes, however, it is
       superseded by full-screen editors such as GNU Emacs or GNU Moe.

OPTIONS
       -h, --help
              display this help and exit

       -V, --version
              output version information and exit

       -E, --extended-regexp
              use extended regular expressions

       -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@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 © 2021 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.



GNU ed 1.17                       January 2021                             ED(1)