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In the world of Free Software, ex is short for EXtended. It was an advanced version of the ed text editor. Eventually, ex was given a Visual Interface, and thus was created the editor vi. Most versions of vi still have an "ex mode", and this mode can be accessed on most UNIX-like systems using the command "ex". It is used on terminals where you can only view, review, or edit one line at a time. This is called "line editing".

In social relatioships, an ex is someone with whom a person was once associated with. When used as a prefix, ex-, it is used for a variety of different relationships; for example, a member of a musical group might refer to hir ex-guitarist. Without the prefix, ex is assumed to refer to an ex-partner or ex-lover.

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