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Old 06-24-2009, 10:54 AM   #16
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+1....pico for me, but emacs is "on the agenda".
 
Old 06-24-2009, 02:31 PM   #17
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Is the vi vs emacs contest the oldest running software feud? Seems like it's been around forever. Both of them are considerable overkill for most admin tasks, messing with configs, crontab and so forth.. pico or nano seem adequate.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 03:47 PM   #18
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Is the vi vs emacs contest the oldest running software feud? Seems like it's been around forever. Both of them are considerable overkill for most admin tasks, messing with configs, crontab and so forth.. pico or nano seem adequate.
Yeah, I agree, nano and pico are just fine for everyday text editing. But if you just absolutely need a lot more ...
 
Old 06-24-2009, 04:09 PM   #19
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vi(m) learn it, love it or I'll be forced to label you all "sissies" again. :P
 
Old 06-24-2009, 04:13 PM   #20
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Hi,

'vi' may not be the easiest editor to use, but it is a standard that is widely used and very powerful.

I'm comfortable with 'vi' and I do not want to continue a feud of any sort. A person should use the editor that they are comfortable with and the one that will meet the needs of a text editor for their use.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #21
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I am learning a lot more from Linux using Slackware, I switched to it from Ubuntu and after getting used to it I got everything I normally use running just fine, it's stable, fast and well pretty fun too figuring everything out Hell I just had a problem booting up so I had to use a LiveCD I had to fix it, I loaded up my Fedora Live CD to test it out and wtf? It didn't have VIM lol
I use slackware for 1 year, I still continue to learn a lot more than when I was using ubuntu. About the text editor...I've always used nano, pico and kwrite, now I got a little more documented about emacs, I'll use it, just complete and simple. Bye...
 
Old 06-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #22
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pico,nano,vi,vim,joe and emacs are all bloatware
I use e3
not only can it do a lot more than pico,nano and joe but it's almost too fast to use and it only needs 17k of disk space
it's a shame that e3 is just about the only app written in 100% assembly code that I know of

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #23
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vi(m) learn it, love it or I'll be forced to label you all "sissies" again. :P
Oooo, you nasty man! You've made me cry now and my mascara's running!!
 
Old 06-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #24
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Vim is the one and only editor. :-) And it does ship with Fedora, btw.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 07:32 PM   #25
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vi(m) learn it, love it or I'll be forced to label you all "sissies" again. :P
I'm a girly-man even if I use FreeBSD? I do like nano. Okay. I'll try vi.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 07:44 PM   #26
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But seriously now.. (who am I kidding ;P)

While I really do agree that you should use the editor that you are most comfortable with (unless it's emacs hehe) for day-to-day stuff, I think everyone should at least learn the basic vi commands as part of their "Linux users License". Even if it's just the ":wq" for save&quit, "x" for delete, "i" for input, and lashings of the ESC key.

It'll take all of 5 minutes and may well save your ass one day when you find yourself at a command line with no other editor.

You might even run through vimtutor if you want to see how the manly men do it
 
Old 06-24-2009, 07:57 PM   #27
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But seriously now.. (who am I kidding ;P)

While I really do agree that you should use the editor that you are most comfortable with (unless it's emacs hehe) for day-to-day stuff, I think everyone should at least learn the basic vi commands as part of their "Linux users License". Even if it's just the ":wq" for save&quit, "x" for delete, "i" for input, and lashings of the ESC key.

It'll take all of 5 minutes and may well save your ass one day when you find yourself at a command line with no other editor.

You might even run through vimtutor if you want to see how the manly men do it
I have learned the basic vi commands, but, prefer nano (quick and dirty).
However, I will take the time to learn vi (you've made me curious about it.....damn)
I do want to be a robust, manly man;-)
 
Old 06-24-2009, 08:07 PM   #28
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I do want to be a robust, manly man;-)
That's the spirit
 
Old 06-24-2009, 08:25 PM   #29
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Is the vi vs emacs contest the oldest running software feud? Seems like it's been around forever. Both of them are considerable overkill for most admin tasks, messing with configs, crontab and so forth.. pico or nano seem adequate.
Well, I am probably getting old... But I have always been a vi fan, never "understood" the emacs fans...
Yes, I use vi(m) even to change one character in a single-line file.
All these commands are simple programmed in the muscles of my hands after all these years (talking about almost three decades here...)
 
Old 06-24-2009, 09:20 PM   #30
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vi is okay for the use i make of it , config files mostly....simple...my two cents.
 
  


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