[oclug] Definite Newbie question.
tomg at nova.yi.org
Fri Jan 5 16:35:51 EST 2001
>Ok, I was also told this today by a co-worker who knows UNIX that VI is the
>"sure" to find on any *nix* station.
*mumbles about ed*
You're pretty sure to find VI anywhere. :-)
>But on the other hand I get this impression that virtually everyone swears
Virtually every Emacs user swears by Emacs. There's a difference.
>Can someone tell me why?
There's something wrong with Emacs users. ;-) ;-)
>Is VI is limited in what you can accomplish compared to emacs?
Yes. Emacs is half way to its own operating system.
>Can you put a text editor on a floppy and install it on any system so you
>can use it?
Well, not easily, no.
In any case, every Unix user has to leave VI sooner or later. Even
[ configuration questions snipped because I have no clue ]
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