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Old 10-17-2003, 01:21 PM   #1
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Question slackware and non-X editor

I wonder how I'd change for example inittab from the non-GUI? I do have vi installed but I don't know how to change anything with that editor, hence my question: could somebody name me an easy-to-use non-X editor (haven't found out yet one for redhat neither)?
Old 10-17-2003, 01:36 PM   #2
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pico. It is part of the standard Slackware install.
Old 10-17-2003, 01:47 PM   #3
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yeah, that's what I'm talking about. pico seems to be very similar to nano (gentoo works with this editor). thanks a lot
Old 10-17-2003, 02:03 PM   #4
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  • emacs (with -nw parameter). Full featured editor, quite large, very powerfull.
  • nano (or its license-defective counterpart pico). Easy to use, context help, realively powerfull.
  • joe and jed. Used quite a lot by various people, no indepth personal experiense.
  • ee -- *Very* easy editor. Too easy for my taste.
  • Vim (Vi improved) (I don't know his/her friends bvi, elvis and nvi very well) is not that bad either (same vi-ish (some say strange) interface though).
  • Hunreds of others (ne, aee,fte,lpe,qe,the, etc.).

    The command 'grep-available -d -F section editors | wc -l' gives 210 entries.

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Old 10-17-2003, 02:12 PM   #5
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that's enough for sure


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