[sf-lug] Linux battle of the text editors article
celticdm at gmail.com
Sun Jun 27 15:42:10 PDT 2021
On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 1:29 PM aaronco36 <aaronco36 at sdf.org> wrote:
Interesting article ...
> Vim vs. Nano vs. Emacs: Three sysadmins weigh in
> Three editors. Three experts. Which Linux text editor is right for you?
> Of course *some* of us will rather prefer vi straight, over Vim and any
> others ;-)
Good point. I've always felt Vim was okay, but I learned vi back in the
so will always feel a certain pull towards it. I used nano while taking
computer security classes at CCSF several years ago and found it easy to
Haven't gotten around to learning Emacs, I probably should.
And fewer ppl still might even rather use the jstar variant of the JOE
> editor in eager reminiscence of MicroPro's WordStar for DOS that was so
> prevalent way back ~four decades ago :o
One of my techie friends back in the mid 80s liked to call WordStar
Probably not a bad description of it. :p I'll never forget using it at a
San Jose I worked at back then, with its Help menu taking up half of the
screen. I got proficient enough at it that I was able to turn it off and
use the full screen
for text. When I did that at one company I worked at a couple years later,
freaked out my boss who had no idea you could do that. Arcane knowledge for
sure now but it was fun to know how to do that back then. *g*
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