sed vs patch (was: time to rename /stage1 to /tools?)

Rainer Peter Feller rainer at
Tue Sep 2 08:14:12 PDT 2003

On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Grant wrote:

> Greg Schafer wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 08:14:13PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> >
> >>The book is supposed to be educational.  Both seds and patches are
> >>needed to provide breadth.  In geeneral, seds should be short and
> >>patches used for the more complex cases.
> >
> >
> > I agree with that sentiment. In fact, I'm sure that was the consensus last
> > time this issue was brought up :-)
> >
> > Greg
> I would like to say that I fell in love with sed because of the LFS
> book. IMHO, the book must have some sed scripts and even one or two
> hairy ones. Just for the pure fun of it!
> Patches are like cars, everyone has one, but sed scripts are like steam
> engines, once the get going they really kick ass.

I would love to have both in each case, so you could see whats happening
but aply the patch.

CUH Rainer Peter Feller

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