Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: Phil Knaack <email@example.com>
From: John Utz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/12/1996 10:27:11
pico is the editor that is shipped with pine.
john ( u of wash ee student, and happy user of pine on a 1.1 machine...
On Thu, 8 Aug 1996, Phil Knaack wrote:
> Chris G Demetriou writes:
> > (2) If you must put them into an editor, it should be
> > much, much more user-friendly than vi or ed
> > (or even emacs). Something like 'pine,' that puts
> > put instructions on the screen to tell you exactly
> > what keys you can use, would be a more appropriate
> > default.
> Is "pine" like "pico" ? I set up pico for my telnet-in-and-write-web-
> pages people, because it was the easiest to understand, and simple enough to
> not confuse them. "Pico" displays this at the bottom of the screen:
> ^G Get Help ^O WriteOut ^R Read File^Y Prev Pg ^K Del Line ^C Cur Pos
> ^X Exit ^J Justify ^W Where is ^V Next Pg ^U UnDel Lin^T To Spell
> At the time I installed it this machine was really low on memory,
> too, and pico appealed to me .. :) A static binary is 200k and a dynamic
> one is 81k.
> Current version I'm using is 1.4.
> Phillip F Knaack
> Database Programmer, Information Development for Extension Audiences (IDEA)
> Iowa State University Extension