Subject: Re: /etc/default ickiness...
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 09/21/2000 13:52:28
[ On Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 08:18:28 (+0100), David Brownlee wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: /etc/default ickiness...
> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> > I'm told that even "vi" can copy lines from one file to another with
> > relative ease (you just can't see both files at the same time if you've
> > only one terminal session).
> Just to chime in here:
> vi rc.conf default/rc.conf
> Use ^W to swap the cursor from the top to the bottom window.
Wow! Nvi is cool! :-) Thanks! And it sort of works multiple times
too! How do you select which file should be in which window though?
The manual doesn't mentiong :N, but it does talk about ^W. There's a
lot of confusing terminology in there too about screens, windows, and
such so I can't even begin to figure out what's being described without
first experimenting with it. Vi should take a lesson from emacs on
using such terms consistently.
(Surprisingly the first :q (or :q!) just closes the second window! What
a bizarrely inconsistent user interface! Oh, but this *is* vi, isn't
Greg A. Woods
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