Subject: Re: Single user mode: ed(1) or bust
To: Eric d'Alibut <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/05/2007 01:04:12
On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 06:47:39PM -0400, Eric d'Alibut wrote:
> On 5/4/07, Hisashi T Fujinaka <> wrote:
> >man ed! ed, man! (sorry, I had to say it)
> You're forgiven. <g>
> Moving right along, what do *other* knowledgeable NetBSD users to edit
> in single user mode?

It's amazing how useful knowing ed(1) is for example when
programming/scripting (I've seen people relying on Perl to do things
ed(1) does simply---replacing a variable without temporary files etc.).
So learning ed(1) is not wasted.

For the use of vi/ex(1), you need simply to export a decent value of
TERM (for example vt220). The curses lib was extracted from vi at the
beginning, so it is no surprise that vi(1) needs a decent value for

Thierry Laronde (Alceste) <tlaronde +AT+ polynum +dot+ com>
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