GNU ed Changelog

New in version 1.9

June 25th, 2013
  • The testsuite no longer feeds shell scripts to ed.
  • The "configure" script now accepts options with a separate argument.

New in version 1.8 (April 25th, 2013)

  • No user-visible changes were made.
  • Ed now stops reading stdin when reaching the real End Of File the first time.
  • Previously it needed to reach EOF twice.

New in version 1.7 (November 27th, 2012)

  • Shows the "Try 'ed --help' for more information." message if a bad option is given on the command line.
  • Quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU Coding Standards.
  • The description of address offsets in the manual and a link to the Bash manual have been fixed.
  • The configure option "--datadir" has been renamed to "--datarootdir" to follow GNU Standards.
  • The target "install-bin" has been added to the Makefile.

New in version 1.7 RC1 (May 3rd, 2012)

  • Ed now shows the "Try 'ed --help' for more information." message if a bad option is given in the command line.
  • Quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU Coding Standards.
  • Configure option "--datadir" has been renamed to "--datarootdir" to follow GNU Standards.

New in version 1.6 RC5 (November 26th, 2011)

  • An error which prevented using NUL characters in regular expressions has been fixed.
  • Ed now signals an error if it can't create a shell process when executing a shell command and flushes stdout/stderr before reading a new command.
  • The man page is now generated with "help2man".
  • All commandline options are now documented in the man page.
  • A portability problem on Linux SPARC has been fixed.

New in version 1.5 (September 6th, 2010)

  • The "a", "c" and "i" commands have been fixed. (When used in a global command list, the commands following them in the list were ignored).
  • The "e" command has been fixed. (It quitted when invoked a second time with a modified buffer).
  • The new option "--restricted" has been added. "red" has been converted to a script invoking "ed --restricted".
  • The description of ed in the manual has been changed.
  • Obsolete POSIX tests have been removed from the testsuite.

New in version 1.5 RC3 (July 21st, 2010)

  • Some tests have been improved and obsolete POSIX tests have been removed from the test suite.
  • A small error in the manual has been fixed.

New in version 1.5 RC2 (July 9th, 2010)

  • The "a", "c" and "i" commands have been fixed. (When used in a global command list, the commands following them in the list were ignored).
  • The "e" command has been fixed. (It quit when invoked a second time with a modified buffer).

New in version 1.2 (February 2nd, 2009)

  • The man page is now installed by default. "make install-info" should now work on Debian and Mac OS X.
  • The license of the manual has been updated to GFDL version 1.3 or later.