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Is there a way to do non-greedy regular expression in ed?

I'm aware of the syntaxes for this VIM and perl-compatible regex; that's not what I'm asking about. Sometimes plain vanilla ed is the most effective editing tool.

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Standard GNU ed only supports very basic regular expressions as documented in ed(1), with no "non-greedy" modifier.

You might like ex (vim -e), which enables an ed-like interface in vi and vim.

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