Bug 41293 - ed command ":.=" no longer works
ed command ":.=" no longer works
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-18 11:08 EDT by ellson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-21 07:06:52 EDT
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Description ellson 2001-05-18 11:08:35 EDT
Description of Problem:  ed command ":.=" no longer works


How Reproducible:   100%


Steps to Reproduce:  
1. /bin/vi .bash_profile
2. :.=
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Actual Results:

	"no range allowed"

Expected Results:
	
	a line number ( also should support ":.+3="


Additional Information:

Works in all known previous version of vi.  my fingers know this command by
heart!
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-21 07:06:47 EDT
You can simply use Ctrl+G or := (without the .).

I've forwarded your bug report to the vim development mailing list; I'm not 
sure whether the ed command syntax was changed intentionally.

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-21 08:31:08 EDT
Just heard back from the vim maintainer, the change is intentional

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