dmo at acm.org
Wed Nov 6 10:09:04 EST 2002
On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 08:42:21AM -0500, charles.macdonald at hrdc-drhc.gc.ca wrote:
> AFAIK, Pico is installed as part of Pine..so you may find it anywhere that
> Pine is in use.
If you want a pico-like editor without having to install Pine, check out
Nano (http://www.nano-editor.org/). It's more or less functionally
identical to Pine, with a few extra features (autoindent, better search &
> It is the editor that I end up calling up when I have to use something
> from the CLI. VI is stange and reminds me of editing on an Apple ][ with
> the cursor keys implemented as control JKL... EMACS is quite powerful, but
> I can't seem to go anywhere without having to consult the reference card
> every 30 seconds.
There are several flavours of vi out there, and not all of them require you
to use hjkl to navigate. Modern vi clones like vim and elvis let you use
the cursor keys.
> At least with Pico, you can follow the instuctions on the bottom line of the
> screen if you get into trouble..
For good help documentation in vim, just hit "F1".
//\ dmo at acm dot org
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