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Re: [Bug-ed] ed(1) doesn't support "^" address

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [Bug-ed] ed(1) doesn't support "^" address
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:59:14 +0100
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Tim Chase wrote:
The original Unix ed(1) supported a "^" address which was a synonym
for "-".

I see in the POSIX documentation for ed[1] that '^' is one of those historical things that is currently neither required nor forbidden.

[1] http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009604499/utilities/ed.html

I think nobody ever asked for it, so I guess nobody is using it.

I would prefer to leave such obscure old synonym out of ed, but feedback is welcome.

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