[BusyBox] Sed and vi.

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sat Oct 11 16:45:20 UTC 2003

In message <200310110119.01208.rob at landley.net> you wrote:
> > > I think they might be ed commands, which is about the same as sed.
> >
> > You gess wrong. ed is not even nearly the same as sed.
> Today, no.  Thirty years ago, they were almost exactly the same, having 
> derived from the same code base.  (Filter out the gnu extensions and they're 
> a lot closer.)

You are wrong again, and on both accounts: the commands are not  even
nearly  the  same,  and  the sources are very different. Feel free to
check for example with the Unix Seventh Edition Manual at

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk
[who used to run Unix 7th ed. on a PDP11 some decades ago]

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