Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: Phil Knaack <>
From: John Utz <>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/12/1996 10:27:11
hi guys!

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.
> Cheers,
> Phil
> --
> Phillip F Knaack
> Database Programmer, Information Development for Extension Audiences (IDEA)
> Iowa State University Extension