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Apr
21
answered Search for a string and print everything before and after within a range
Apr
21
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Apr
20
answered shell script replace and add next line with special characters
Apr
20
revised What is meant by a shell is in “vi” mode or “emacs” mode?
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Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
ksh's default mode is not gmacs. It only is if $VISUAL or $EDITOR contains gmacs. If neither $EDITOR nor $VISUAL contain macs or vi, then you get a dumb mode (no line editing). And BTW on Solaris line discipline ^R redisplays the current buffer like in your bsh it would seem.
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Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
mit.edu/afs.new/net/dev/dev/user/tytso/projects/ksh/ksh.nroff also refers to a vicmd shell from 1981.
Apr
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Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
this post confirms ksh had vi and emacs editing in 1984
Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
ksh and tcsh line editing mentioned in 1984 on usenet.
Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
Arnold Robbins (of gawk fame) mentioning working on porting the tcsh line editor to the Bourne shell in 1985.
Apr
20
comment AIX's sed - in place editing
@JeffSchaller, yes nobody said AIX sed supported -i, just that you could get GNU sed for AIX.
Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
I have the source code for 5.4 from 1987 (from usenet) that comes with a rewrite of the line editor, the first version of which was written in 1983 by the same person.
Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
tcsh's 5.7 man page mentions: Paul Placeway, Ohio State CIS dept., 1983 Added the command line editor. Confirmed on his CV
Apr
20
comment Why can't Korn Shell do ctrl-r?
@Programmer400, earliest reference I've found on usenet was in 1983.
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