[Debtags-devel] Updating tags on svn

Thaddeus H. Black t at b-tk.org
Thu Aug 18 15:10:57 UTC 2005

Erich Schubert wrote:
> > If sed is a utility and nvi is an application, then what
> > is ed?
> I've never heard of anyone using ed to actually edit a file.

Good point.

> But IIRC
> you can use ed to apply certain types of diff patches (isn't the
> default output an ed script?)
> So I would go for utility.

Okay.  You are right.  Actually, now that you explain it, the case seems

In 1980 or so, I actually did use ed to edit some files, but that was a
long time ago.  Even then, used in that way, ed was probably still a
utility not an application.
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