[clug] Text editor

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Sun Oct 26 03:10:08 MDT 2014

On Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:50:39 PM Hal Ashburner wrote:
> Definitely pick a full featured text editor and learn how to use it
> well. vi, vim is a great choice for that. And just to troll a bit,
> emacs is an excellent editor and people do amazing things with it and
> while I didn't go that way it's clearly a great way to go (but you'd
> still need a basic knowledge of vi).
Concur with the basic knowledge of vi, but that might mean as little as:
* understanding the modal nature of it
* remember i, o and escape for selecting the mode you want
* remember :q and :wq

Once you're over the first stage, it's easy.

If you want to code, or write novels, vi wouldn't be my first recommendation. 
It probably wouldn't even be Bill Joy's first recommendation any more, based on 
http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~kirkenda/joy84.html :-)


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