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ed



ed

 [

options

] [

file

]

The standard text editor. If the named file does not exist, ed creates it; otherwise, the existing file is opened for editing. As a line editor, ed is generally no longer used because vi and ex have superseded it. Some utilities, such as diff , continue to make use of ed. Encryption can be used only in the United States.

Options

-C

Same as -x , but assume file began in encrypted form.

-p string

Set string as the prompt for commands (default is * ). The P command turns the prompt display on and off.

-s

Suppress character counts, diagnostics, and the ! prompt for shell commands.

-x

Supply a key to encrypt or decrypt file using crypt .


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