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[Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.19-rc1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.19-rc1 released
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2022 16:55:14 +0100
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GNU ed 1.19-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sum is:
a72480569979c1ed62bdeaddd10bf043fb3718b8058d5b90a533160ff37b611a ed-1.19-rc1.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 For most purposes, however, it is superseded by full-screen editors such as GNU Emacs or GNU Moe.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:

* Reading a non-existent file with commands 'e' or 'E' did set the 'modified' flag, which prevented a following 'e' command from succeeding.
(Reported by Harry Graf).

* The long name of option '-s' has been changed to '--script'. Option '-s' now only suppresses byte counts and the '!' prompt as mandated by POSIX. It no longer suppresses diagnostic messages written to stderr.
(Both changes suggested by Andrew L. Moore).

* The short name '-q' has been assigned to options '--quiet' and '--silent'. Option '-q' now only suppresses diagnostic messages written to stderr.

* The help message showing the line where a script error happened when ed's input is from a regular file is now printed to stdout instead of stderr because it is enabled by the 'H' command.

  * Ed no longer processes file names for backslash escapes.
(Suggested by Andrew L. Moore).

* It has been documented in the manual that address 0 is valid as a starting point for searches so that '0;/RE/' can match the regular expression RE in the first line of the buffer.

* It has been documented in the manual how to achieve the effect of ex style '!' filtering with a sequence of commands.

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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