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cjolley
3rd December 2004, 15:06
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\trchajol>edlin
File name must be specified

C:\DOCUME~1\trchajol>edlin /?
Starts Edlin, a line-oriented text editor.

EDLIN [drive:][path]filename [/B]

/B Ignores end-of-file (CTRL+Z) characters.

C:\DOCUME~1\trchajol>


Well, I had no idea.:eek:
Chuck

The PIT
3rd December 2004, 15:09
And err the use is.

I'm surprised it's still there. Belongs in the recycle bin as does vi.

Wombat
3rd December 2004, 17:27
What the hell are you talking about, PIT? Vi is the best console editor out there.

The PIT
3rd December 2004, 17:36
Err it's crap stone age thats why the dinosaurs died out.

DGhost
3rd December 2004, 17:48
C:\Documents and Settings\DGhost>edlin
'edlin' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

The PIT
3rd December 2004, 17:55
On my XP it is.

cjolley
3rd December 2004, 19:48
And at home and work for me.
Chuck

Jon P. Inghram
3rd December 2004, 20:23
Works here too, although the term "works" is pushing it with something so primitive. :p

spadnos
3rd December 2004, 22:12
I have it on Win2k.

cjolley - did you upgrade any/all of those machines from 2k?

- Steve

mmp121
4th December 2004, 00:36
works for me 2. least on my laptop here. It was not upgraded from 2000 to XP.

DGhost
4th December 2004, 02:02
hehehe... well... I am not too suprised that it is not in my copy of Windows XP :D :cool:

Wombat
4th December 2004, 02:10
Originally posted by The PIT
Err it's crap stone age thats why the dinosaurs died out. I can outperform whatever you're coding in with Vi. Guaranteed. Having regular expression matching and all that at your fingertips is unparalleled. Go get gvim and learn to use it correctly.

Technoid
4th December 2004, 02:52
I've tried to use VI, I gave up ;)

cjolley
4th December 2004, 05:07
Originally posted by spadnos
I have it on Win2k.

cjolley - did you upgrade any/all of those machines from 2k?

- Steve

Nope, fresh installs on both.
chuck

az
4th December 2004, 05:49
Here too - XP Pro, maybe it's not on XP home?

AZ

The PIT
4th December 2004, 05:52
Originally posted by Wombat
I can outperform whatever you're coding in with Vi. Guaranteed. Having regular expression matching and all that at your fingertips is unparalleled. Go get gvim and learn to use it correctly.

I used to use Vi years ago. It's was crap then and is still crap today. Time to get in the modern world.

SteveC
4th December 2004, 07:13
I've got edlin here on my XP Pro. Never found out what the point was tho cos copy con <filename> did the same trick :D

DGhost
4th December 2004, 13:35
Running a clean install of XP Pro here... like I said, I am not suprised my copy doesn't have it :D

Umfriend
4th December 2004, 14:58
Steve, that's bollocks. Did you ever edit an exisiting file with copy con?

VJ
5th December 2004, 11:07
I have it too...
Perhaps they added it in SP2? :ermm:
:D

Vi does offer some functionality no other editor has.


Jörg

DGhost
5th December 2004, 11:12
Originally posted by VJ
I have it too...
Perhaps they added it in SP2? :ermm:
:D

Vi does offer some functionality no other editor has.


Jörg

nope, it's been in XP since day 1. was in 2000 and NT before that :P

Marshmallowman
5th December 2004, 18:54
If you know what your doing with vi it is very powerfull, so what do use to edit files in a linux console when the gui is not running?
Hell, I still even use vi when the gui is running, but I must admit if you don't know enough commands it will seem less than functional.

Why remove edlin, less than a k or two of code, and with functionality that can still pull you out of a deep pit on occasion.
(very,very occasionally...but still)

DGhost
5th December 2004, 19:01
Originally posted by Marshmallowman
If you know what your doing with vi it is very powerfull, so what do use to edit files in a linux console when the gui is not running?
Hell, I still even use vi when the gui is running, but I must admit if you don't know enough commands it will seem less than functional.

Why remove edlin, less than a k or two of code, and with functionality that can still pull you out of a deep pit on occasion.
(very,very occasionally...but still)

in the case of the version of XP I am running it is a matter of having to rewrite edlin so that it could run. yes, it may be only a few K but it would effectively require rewriting it to be a full Win32 (or higher) app in order to make it work. not worth it.

cjolley
5th December 2004, 19:43
Originally posted by DGhost
in the case of the version of XP I am running it is a matter of having to rewrite edlin so that it could run. yes, it may be only a few K but it would effectively require rewriting it to be a full Win32 app in order to make it work. not worth it.

But then you could edit unicode files :D
Chuck

DGhost
5th December 2004, 19:45
true, true :)

Wombat
5th December 2004, 20:30
Originally posted by Marshmallowman
If you know what your doing with vi it is very powerfull, so what do use to edit files in a linux console when the gui is not running?
Hell, I still even use vi when the gui is running, but I must admit if you don't know enough commands it will seem less than functional. That's one of the reasons to use gvim. http://www.vim.org/