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Version 1.5 of GNU ed released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Version 1.5 of GNU ed released
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2010 13:39:02 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of GNU ed 1.5.

GNU ed is an 8-bit clean, more or less POSIX-compliant implementation of the standard Unix line editor.

The homepage is at

The sources can be downloaded from or from your favorite GNU mirror.

This version is also available in lzip format. If your distro doesn't yet distribute the lzip program, you can download it from

The md5sums are:
e66c03d7e4c67b025d5b6093ec678267  ed-1.5.tar.gz
85353341854929bcd3526ed0814b1ed0  ed-1.5.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.5:

* 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".

  * Description of ed in the manual has been changed.

  * Obsolete posix tests have been removed from testsuite.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, GNU ed maintainer.

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