Re: RFC: Replacing vim-tiny with nano in essential packages
"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <email@example.com> 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.