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From what I've learned thus far once your into the program and you hit your insert key you can then move around the text like you normally would. Once you finish and are ready to exit what I do(could be the long way but it works) is hit escape. Next I type in write and that saves it then I type in quit and that's it.
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 & Window XP professional
why use Vim or vi
soory for interrupting, but if u only have to edit config files, and no script editing etc, why go for vi,vim or emacs. i know most of the linux guys would scoff at not using one the above mentioned editors, but pico is far more simpler. as far as it not being on all machines, i think a RPM is available for pine for most distributiion and pico gets installed with it. Would'nt it be a simpler option.
also , if u are editing from with in x, then try nedit , its pretty simple and easy to work with.
Originally posted by uzairkhan hi,
[...]why go for vi,vim or emacs. i know most of the linux guys would scoff at not using one the above mentioned editors, but pico is far more simpler [...] if u are editing from with in x, then try nedit , its pretty simple and easy to work with.
Or another widespread simple to use editor is the one shipped with good ol' Midnight Commander, you can invoque it with
mc -e FILE
Easy, nice and comes at no cost with the MC.
Or the traditional Gentoo editor: nano.
I myself prefer VIm on the command line, but most fellow Gentoo users likes nano better.
And ¿Why limit ourselves to the console? There is a superb killer-editor which is both powerfull and easy to use... ¡Kate!
An editor with all the bells and whistels but still easy to use and fast. Not to talk about Kate's reincarnation as a LaTeX editor called Kile, simply the best.