Subject: Re: RFC: Simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: John Hayward <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/07/2000 16:02:59
> The reasonable choises are perhaps as you say ee from FreeBSD and
> perhaps ae from Debian Linux. I haven't used either, so I can't really
> tell. Has anyone ported MS-DOS edit? ;)
I'd recommend pico which comes with pine.
The main advantage pico has is that it is NOT a mode editor.  Mode editors
like vi and emacs increase the learning curve - Also editors which don't
have menu items are not as good for occational users.

> .. how about we just add vilearn to the base set? ;P
Thanks for the pointer to vilearn - we are finally getting rid of our
ultrix machine which had learn on it and I pointed new students to learn
vi.  Now I have an alternative.

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