ed(1) line-oriented text editor


ed [options] [file]


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.

Exit status: 0 for a normal exit, 1 for environmental problems (file not found, invalid flags, I/O errors, etc), 2 to indicate a corrupt or invalid input file, 3 for an internal consistency error (eg, bug) which caused ed to panic.


Report bugs to [email protected]
Ed home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/ed/ed.html
General help using GNU software: http://www.gnu.org/gethelp


Copyright © 1994 Andrew L. Moore.
Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.