Ed for Windows

Ed: line-oriented text editor




`ed' is a line-oriented text editor. It is used to create, display, modify and otherwise manipulate text files, both interactively and via shell scripts. A restricted version of `ed', `red', can only edit files in the current directory and cannot execute shell commands. `ed' is the `standard' text editor in the sense that it is the original editor for Unix, and thus widely available. For most purposes, however, it is superseded by full-screen editors such as Emacs.



Sources: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ed


If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.

DescriptionDownloadSizeLast changeMd5sum
• Complete package, except sources Setup  1286352  1 February 2009  ef6d4e0f62847f7de9cb4edbabb9e9d1
• Sources Setup  390359  1 February 2009  7edae6f2d79b0a875351e605c7dbbf1f
• Binaries Zip  92526  1 February 2009  abba4aeefb9aeab69bc889189b41a484
• Documentation Zip  924665  1 February 2009  56e3c0070da4caa5ae7c9acf62117123
• Sources Zip  239571  1 February 2009  e3c333621690823390760f89dd090499
• Dependencies Zip  43487 24 October 2007  3b24b595afecd1b93861ad4a023b62ea
• Original sourcehttp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ed/ed-1.2.tar.gz

You can also download the files from the GnuWin32 files page. New releases of the port of this package can be monitored.

Installation, Usage and Help

General Installation Instructions

GnuWin32 Help (feature requests, bugs, etc)


Requirements for running applications, excluding external ones such as msvcrt.dll, perl, etc, are included in the Setup program and the dependencies zip file.

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