Re: Full-screen editor in /bin
On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 12:18:12PM +1000, CaT wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2002 at 10:13:24PM -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> > On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, ben wrote:
> > > for *nix-based editors, nothing works for me like vi, particularly
> > > because of the fact that a whole lot of vi is invoked in exactly the
> > > same way as a whole bunch of everything else in *nix. it's minimal,
> > > the learning time is almost nothing, and the thing has all the power
> > > (and more) that i ever need.
> > Well, vi has struck me as perversely obscure, too, but since you and a
> > couple of others (offlist) have suggested I give _it_ another try, I
> > shall.
Yeah, vi starts off seeming pretty weird, but grows on you. I fairly
much settled on vi since pretty much any Unix or Unix like box has a
copy installed by default. emacs seems similarly unintuitive, but can
do just about anything you want once you know how.
If looking for a fairly straightforward and intuitive editor, then
perhaps something like nedit fits the bill. Of course that requires X
and so on, so that might limit things, but I've heard good things about