Subject: Re: RFC simple screen editor for NetBSD
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/08/2000 16:43:26
On Sat, Jan 08, 2000 at 09:31:02AM -0600, Richard Rauch wrote:
> Just one user's random input:
> Net change to the system: A simple script (implemented with a ``here
> file'', I would guess) to dump some user-bootstrapping info.  Ideally, it
> should all fit on a typical ~80x~25 display (say 72x20 if possible).  It
> won't take the place of man pages, and shouldn't try to.  But it should
> tell the user about some important concepts and tools (more, ed, man, cat,
> ls, apropos, stty; caveats about single-user/multi-user and maybe even how
> to manually mount a filesystem---plus how to get back to the help file
> (paging if necessary) from command-line programs.).
> Perhaps a seperate file (or another script?) could be written to give a
> brief overview of using ed (this in case the man pages aren't up for some
> reason and the user _needs_ to edit a file).
> Thoughts?