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U-SED-It - DOS implementation plus tutorial for SED (Stream EDitor), normally available on UNIX systems.
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U-SED-It – DOS implementation plus tutorial for SED (Stream EDitor), normally available on UNIX systems.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
MORE-SED.INF 5943 2597 deflated
README.1ST 3093 1441 deflated
REFORMAT.INF 6868 2657 deflated
REGEXP.1 38721 12518 deflated
SED.EXE 19575 11410 deflated
SFILES-A.1 33740 10859 deflated
SFILES-B.1 16611 5950 deflated
U-SED-IT.1 69544 21368 deflated

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Contents of the README.1ST file

Files in the U-SEDIT1.ZIP archive:

README.1ST What you're reading now

REFORMAT.INF Info on reformatting these text files when
printing them to a dot-matrix printer
(An excuse to get you to use SED, actually -
because you'll use it to do the reformatting)

REGEXP.1 About regular expressions

SFILES-A.1 About SED script files, part 1

SFILES-B.1 About SED script files, part 2

SED.EXE The SED program

U-SED-IT.1 The main "how-to" file, concerning SED

There is also a MORE-SED.INF file, which contains information
about some SED commands I didn't know about until all of the
other text formatting was completed. Be sure to read it as well.

Overall purpose: to do a better-than-lousy job of documenting
the stream editor program called SED, a tool originally
developed for the UNIX operating system and since "ported" to
DOS. Trouble is, the utility's text processing power is often
inaccessible to the average human (i.e., someone other than a
UNIX super-techie) on account of wretched documentation. The
files in this archive attempt to un-do that by being compre-
hensible to ordinary mortals.

The suggested order of reading would be: start with U-SED-IT.1,
which concerns the nuts 'n' bolts of using SED.

Then go on to REGEXP.1, which discusses regular expressions,
(methods supported by SED and other UNIX utilities for describing
patterns of text).

Then read SFILES-A.1, which has to do with SED script files.
At that point, tune in to MORE-SED.INF. Finally, read
SFILES-B.1, which has a little information about some of the
more esoteric SED script file commands (most of which I, alas,
do not understand yet).

If you don't like the way the text files are formatted, there's
a suggestion on reformatting them - using SED - for dot matrix
output - in the file REFORMAT.INF.

Typeset documentation available:

Photocopies of the (nicely formatted - gee whiz, just like REAL
documentation) laser-printed originals of the main text files
in this archive are available. (Whew! Preposition madness!)
Send $7.50 via money order (please, no personal checks nor
cash!) to:

Mike Arst, Box 5, 1407 E. Madison St., Seattle, WA 98122

Be sure to make your return address *LEGIBLE* !!! If it ain't
legible, how can I send you the printed docs?

This $7.50 is basically a break-even cost to account for the
photocopying, mailing materials, and postage.

The printed docs take up considerably fewer pages than you'll
have if you print the computer files to a dot-matrix printer -
unless you have one of them-there newfangled programs to print
on both sides of the paper. I have one of those, but I can
never get it to work quite right. Maybe I need to run SED on
it, or something ...

Mike Arst
January 19, 1990

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