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Old 07-28-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
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VI alternative similar to dos

Is there another editor that functions similar to dos I have been learning more and more abut vi lately and I am finding it eaiser to edit files but its still a pita.
Old 07-28-2004, 12:23 PM   #2
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i have suse , and with Kwrite or something good better from dos edit
Old 07-28-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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in console I usually install jed. It's pretty easy to use. Then there's pico and a few others.
Old 07-28-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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dont forget nano
Old 07-28-2004, 02:29 PM   #5
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emacs? wait, that isnt exactly easier than vi.... hmmmm
Old 07-28-2004, 04:03 PM   #6
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vi is not as hard as most make it out to be... it is pretty powerful... however pico is more like from dos.

I would still recommend dealing with the slight learning curve that vi has. It is well worth knowing


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