Chapter 2. Using Solaris Editors

Of all the topics described in this book, new users dislike the topic of Solaris editors the most. Some of the Solaris editors are painfully difficult to learn and require a great deal of practice before a user can become comfortable using them. To complicate things even more, several editors are available in Solaris to choose from that can be used to create and edit ASCII text files:

  • ed A line-oriented editor. ed is the original UNIX text editor.

  • red A restricted version of ed.

  • edit The edit utility is a variant of the text editor ex and is recommended for new or casual users who want to use a command-oriented ...

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