Just a thought on sed

Rob 'Feztaa' Park feztaa at shaw.ca
Sat May 4 12:31:38 PDT 2002


Alas! Phil Gendreau spake thus:
> * Rob 'Feztaa' Park <feztaa at shaw.ca> [2002-05-03 23:03]:
> > I almost never use sed anymore. I just prefer perl's regex
> > semantics/syntax to sed's (yes, there are differences). Plus, I really
> > like perl's -i switch, which is what started this whole thread ;)
> 
> I use super-sed (ssed):
> http://spazioweb.inwind.it/seders/ssed/
> 
> It has the -i switch for editing in place, the -r switch to use exented
> regular expression and a -R switch to use perl regexp.

Well, one argument against using perl instead of sed in the LFS book is
because they want to stick to system tools that they know are on all
systems, like sed. I don't think ssed falls into that category ;)

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