Re: newbie comments on editor choice
[k3wl, someone just started an editor d*cksize flamewar]
On Tue, 1 Jun 1999, Steve Lamb wrote:
> documentation or prompting to help me out. I mean, geez, a whole 10
> keyrstrokes in joe. Wait, that makes me wonder, the way I'd to it in vi.
> 12 keystrokes. Hmmm, but I might be doing that wrong, I'm sure there is
> a better way.
7 keystrokes. 6 if you're already in command mode. Ex(1) rules.
This illustrates one of the nice features of vi: you actually get two
editors in one. Even with emacs(6) you only get one! :-)
That's right, if you want to learn vi, you have to learn ex too. In fact,
you really should learn ed(1) first. Especially newbies <grin>.
For a great tutorial on ed, locate(1) the file "JOKES" on your system.