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[Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.18-pre3 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.18-pre3 released
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:20:35 +0200
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GNU ed 1.18-pre3 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
8d00b510d3f533c7e9dff9af689834af4e360bb53ad32d43e6d6c5a5e9f54659 ed-1.18-pre3.tar.lz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

GNU ed is a line-oriented text editor. It is used to create, display, modify and otherwise manipulate text files, both interactively and via shell scripts. A restricted version of ed, red, can only edit files in the current directory and cannot execute shell commands. Ed is the "standard" text editor in the sense that it is the original editor for Unix, and thus widely available. For most purposes, however, it is superseded by full-screen editors such as GNU Emacs or GNU Moe.

The homepage is at http://www.gnu.org/software/ed/ed.html

Changes in this version:

  * Case-insensitive regular expressions have been implemented as in GNU sed.

* Syntax errors in regular expressions, for example unmatched ( or \(, no longer overwrite a previously compiled regular expression, preventing a "No previous pattern" error.

* Loading a file now fails if it contains more than 2 Gi lines. (Instead of overflowing line addresses).

* ed now sets final exit status to 1 if a fatal error happens while reading the file passed in the command line.

* red now reports "Directory access restricted" instead of "Invalid filename" when trying to edit a file outside of the current directory.

  * The new chapter "The 's' Command" has been added to the manual.

Antonio Diaz, GNU ed maintainer.

If you care about data safety and long-term archiving, please consider using lzip. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance and
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/safety_of_the_lzip_format.html Thanks.

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