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Old 06-25-2009, 03:43 AM   #31
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I spent a few days learning Vim. I even wrote and extensive article about Vim's usage. It's nice editor. I spent one day learning Emacs. It's very interesting editor. For everyday usage I use mcedit because I use Midnight Commander as an file manager.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 04:15 AM   #32
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Perhaps vim is overkill for modifying config-files, but what does it matter? So is my x2-6000+ for desktop use, or a SUV for shopping etc. But I for one love having syntax-highlighting for common configuration files. Besides, how can i delete 10lines (or more) in nano at once? I find it really elegant in vim to be able to delete a hole bunch of lines with in one (ok two) keystrokes, plus the number of lines ofcourse. Is it even possible to move several lines of text without moving line by line in nano?

I like vi(m) for all purposes. Besides, keep in mind that it is according to Stallman the editor of the beast (vivivi), that got to be good Slackware spirit

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:34 AM   #33
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You guys are not up-to-date with word processing developments. I edit my /etc config files with MS Word 2007 :P
 
Old 06-25-2009, 04:47 AM   #34
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You guys are not up-to-date with word processing developments. I edit my /etc config files with MS Word 2007 :P
You make me sick! :P
 
Old 06-25-2009, 04:57 AM   #35
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I use `sed` for editing. You sissies
 
Old 06-25-2009, 05:17 AM   #36
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I use `sed` for editing. You sissies
Sed?? Pfff. That's one letter too many: ed's the only editor I need.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:17 AM   #37
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HELP!?!? Where's the psychotherapist in Vi?
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:17 AM   #38
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You guys are not up-to-date with word processing developments. I edit my /etc config files with MS Word 2007 :P
my httpd.conf has a clipart in it!!!
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:29 AM   #39
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You guys are not up-to-date with word processing developments. I edit my /etc config files with MS Word 2007 :P
You know, using MS-Office isn't even such a problem with catdoc, to cat and grep your .doc files the way you where meant to.
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:04 AM   #40
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You guys are all behind, I use the MS 2010 preview through a virtual box installation of Windows 7
 
Old 06-25-2009, 08:38 AM   #41
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You make me sick! :P
Why do you say so?! Word 2007 is an excellent programming environment.
It can spellcheck your code. It can print, save your script and it can even exit the program (sometimes unexpectedly, though). Besides, it has got special modes: I trained a little dog assistant in C/C++, a fish has been trained to support me in Perl, and a snake is a LISP guru (I tried to train the snake to support Python, but they did not get on very well). There's one more special feature that's worth mentioning: I like to comment my scripts using cliparts - it's so much more professional (apparently windows 7's source code's comments are all done using cliparts - that's the way to go)


You are probably thinking that I'm crazy using Word 2007 to program and edit scripts. You're damn right! What an insane idea to use word2007 for programming, isn't it?! I was only winding you up. Seriously. I'm not using Word 2007. I actually use Word 2003 for all these tasks.

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Old 06-25-2009, 09:08 AM   #42
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You guys are all behind, I use the MS 2010 preview through a virtual box installation of Windows 7
And that does not feel like a bloated editor to you? Surely, MS Works is far lighter and more fit for the purpose?

Btw, I changed my profile thus:
Code:
# My old default:
#EDITOR=sed
# Some people think this is a good idea:
#EDITOR=vim
# Heheh, lol:
#EDITOR=emacs
# Wow:
EDITOR='VBoxManage startvm “W7beta”'
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:29 AM   #43
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I would not touch MS Works with a 10 foot pole
 
Old 06-25-2009, 03:56 PM   #44
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Isn't elvis (no, not the dead singer) supposed to be the default editor for Slackware?
 
Old 06-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #45
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Hi,

Yes, but still 'vi';

Quote:
excerpt 'man elvis'
NAME
elvis - a clone of the ex/vi text editor
VERSION
Elvis 2.2_0

DESCRIPTION
Elvis is a text editor. It is intended to be a modern replacement for
the classic ex/vi editor of UNIX fame. Elvis supports many new fea-
tures, including multiple edit buffers, multiple windows, multiple user
interfaces (including an X11 interface), and a variety of display
modes.

 
  


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