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The ed text editor and line feed

With ed can I add line feeds (\n)? I've tried: s/word/word\n/ But it it just gave me a plain "n" after word. With double backslash appeared "\n". With sed this works as expected, but with ed not. ...
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How to edit a remote file with implicit su-ing to another user on remote host

I want to edit files on Unix/Linux servers from my PC (running Linux and/or Windows). However due to security, I cannot log into the remote server as the file owner, but as my named user, then sudo su ...
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Strange permission changes when saving file on a Samba partition from a Windows editor

I'm trying to figure out why a specific behavior is exibited when perms change on a file being saved from a Windows editor on a SAMBA-mounted Unix partition. Situation: We have a file on Unix, with ...
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Autosaving on emacs or xemacs files (preferably on loss of focus)

Ideally I want to replicate with emacs functionality from TextMate, whereby on loss of focus i.e. I click away from the buffer, my file saves. If this isn't possible, I want to customize emacs so ...
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What is emacs? What makes it so popular? [closed]

What is EMACS ? I only know that it is some kind of text-editor, but what makes them it popular? How it different from the default text editor in windows which is notepad ? I read about it on ...
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Software for exporting resume in different formats

I always find myself with the problem of having to translate my resume to different formats for applying for different jobs. Some people want it in a Word document, RTF, PDF (which is nicer since I ...
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Unix text viewer that doesn't take away from the flow?

Sorry for the awkward phrasing of the title but I was wondering if there was a text viewer (like more or less) that takes you away from the command prompt when you're viewing a doc and then when you ...
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How to create custom keyboard shortcuts in vim?

For example - when coding in Perl, I need to sometimes comment out a bunch of lines. What I do is something like :80,96 s/^\(.*\)$/#\1/ I want to create a custom shortcut for this so that I can do ...
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username/password for ftp

I tried to download the rpm for vim from ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/vim/vim-minimal-6.3-1.aix5.1.ppc.rpm . I am using "ftp" command in AIX. when I use, open ...
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Most Windows-like text editor that can be used through PuTTY in NetBSD?

Please help me find an editor that behaves more like the modern Windows editors do, that I could use on a NetBSD box through PuTTY. This includes the absense of the distinction between ...