Re: [SLE] early vi -- ed -- edlin

From: James Knott (
Date: 11/11/05

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    Allen wrote:

    >> The line editor (Ed?) included with Pr1me computers was worse than
    >> Edlin. I have never seen an editor as bad as that one.
    > You've never used WordPad or Word have you?

    Yes, I've used both and they're fantastic, compared with that Pr1me
    editor. It was a line editor and IIRC, you could only use relative line
    number, not aboslute, other that the 1st and last lines. So, if you
    were working on line 29 and you wanted to work on line 12, you'd have to
    jump -17 lines. You couldn't just jump to line 12. There were many
    other oddities, which I have (thankfully) long since forgotten.

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