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Re: RFC: Replacing vim-tiny with nano in essential packages

"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> writes:

> I've always considered /bin/ed the most basic system administration
> tool, since it doesn't require a working terminal or termcap entry.
> It works even if you are using an ASR-33 teletype.  :-)
> And at least for me, I find /bin/ed much more user friendly than vi,
> since it doesn't have as modal of a UI as vi.  (Vi has 3 modes, ed has
> only 2.)
> /bin/ed is also *much* smaller than even busybox.

And of course, it *is* the standard text editor.



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