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As far as I know, ed starts in command mode. Once I input i,a or c ed changes into input mode. So far it worked. Now I read that in order to switch from input mode into command mode one has to input "," and enter. I tried so, but it did not work, I stayed in input mode and had to quit the program with ctr+z without the opportunity to write the text in the buffer onto hard disk.

I am using linux mint and xface terminal, how can I switch into command mode ?

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Enter a single dot on a line of its own.

  • thanks very much, i would have never find out that i have to use a point instead of a comma with my bad eyesight. – Abdul Al Hazred Mar 5 '15 at 22:40

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