Sign up ×
Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What would be the right way to write a line containing only . to a file in ed? The only way I came up with is something like this:

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 2 down vote accepted

the no shell way,

share|improve this answer

A bit round about, but use shell redirection:

r !echo .
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.