Questions tagged [ex-command]

ex is an advanced version of the standard Unix editor ed. It is the direct predecessor of vi.

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Ex - silent mode won't read commands from a file when stdin is redirected

I'm starting vim in Ex mode, silent mode, on Windows 10, in a standard command prompt window. I'm trying to re-direct stdin from a file. I'm using the terminal version of vim 8.2.2824. It doesn't ...
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Is it possible to copy block (given by range) multiple times in a single command?

Is there a way to copy a few times a given block from command-line mode, e.g. with the :t command? For example, how to copy the two lines (block) above the cursor -2,-1 to the current position ., 3 ...
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using ex with perl support

I've just learnt how to run perl commands within vi, but I had to install vim.gtk in order to have perl support. But I want to incorporate these perl commands into bash scripts that call ex. Is ...