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line-oriented text editor


ed [options] [file]

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~/dev/red/red -100
~/dev/red/red 100


GNU Ed - The GNU line editor.


-h, --help

display this help and exit

-V, --version

output version information and exit

-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

-v, --verbose

be verbose

Start edit by reading in ’file’ if given. If ’file’ begins with a ’!’, read output of shell command.


Copyright © 1994 Andrew L. Moore.
Copyright © 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

reporting bugs

Report bugs to <bug-ed[:at:]gnu[:dot:]org>.
Ed home page:
General help using GNU software:

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.

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