Sam is an interactive multi-file text editor intended for bitmap
displays. A textual command language supplements the mouse-driven,
cut-and-paste interface to make complex or repetitive editing
tasks easy to specify. The language is characterized by the
composition of regular expressions to describe the structure of
the text being modified. Sam was written by Rob Pike for the Bell
Labs Blit/Gnot and later Plan 9, and ported to Unix by Howard Trickey
(also of Bell Labs).
can now only be gotten on the web, via that link;
the mailing list
itself is archived on ftp.sys.utoronto.ca in
/pub/sam. Some extensions by Ed Kubaitis (<ejk at ux2.cso.uiuc.edu>)
are available from uxc.cso.uiuc.edu in /pub/sam.
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