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Re: Adding a simple editor to the base system
abs%NetBSD.org@localhost (David Brownlee) writes:
> I don't, but do you think an inexperienced user should be
> stuck leaning how to use vi
I know three kinds of vi users.
- The kind that reads a help sheet and is familiar with the basic
commands in an hour.
- The kind that tries to use it like the Windows editor and fails
miserably and always insists to use cursor keys on slow terminals
even when told that vi has a problem with this. Then they wonder
why ini-syntax doesn't work in rc.conf.
- The kind that got told that you have to hit ESC to start a command,
curses about the beeps and that you have to try things thrice before
it gives the result you want. That's the one with the steepest
- And then there are vim users that can read yellow text on white background.
Michael van Elst
"A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."
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