Il 01/11/2017 alle 14:25, Tim Bradshaw ha scritto:
Of course nowadays you can't rely on the thing
called 'ed' being
'ed': I know someone who lives in ed but can't run it on some machines
because it relies on something in /var somewhere being writable, which
it isn't. I've always thought that the *whole point* of ed was that
it did not rely on vast tracts of the system actually being there,
still less beng functional. This person now has to edit things with
cat (which, in some future release, will probably start assuming that
there's a configured ipv6 interface or something, because why would
that ever not be true?).
I recommend said person install `ed' from the Heirloom project: it's a
traditional version (with added support for UTF-8). It will even work on
modern GNU/Linux (I know for sure because it's the one I use).
Dario Niedermann. Also on the Internet at:
gopher://darioniedermann.it/ <> https://www.darioniedermann.it/