> Hello group, > > For what purposes will I find I need to use all these tools you write > about? > I'm talking about awk, ed, ex, etc. I haven't found the need to do so, > yet, > but I'd like to possibly learn this stuff before I really do need it. > > -- > Eric F Crist > AdTech Integrated Systems, Inc > (612) 998-3588
Many of us all learn from several books, online articles, and other forms of documentations. For you, perhaps, you should have your own system with an UNIX/Linux operating system to experiment with. If you are going to mess with FreeBSD, you can use http://www.freebsd.org/handbook (a shortcut link to the famed handbook). That would help you to get started into the FreeBSD basics. For your listed commands, the learning documents can be found at http://www.google.com with certain words such as "replace sed" to discover what the proper usage of sed to replace strings. Also, on your UNIX/Linux systems, you should have manpages to help you. You could simply type in "man sed" to learn what you could do with sed. Best place to learn more about manpages is by typing in "man man" :) .::. Chris Haulmark chaulmark -at- idefense.com System Administrator iDefense, Inc. Disclaimer: This post or any type of personal participation that you read from this individual does not represent the views of iDefense, its affiliates, its employees, nor the trashman unless this post is to be stated official. What you read represents my personal opinion(s) or view(s) and is my sole responsibility. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"