On Tue, 31 Oct 2017, Ronald Natalie wrote:
I’m a bizarre UNIX relic. I never learned vi. I went
from “ed” to the
various emacs variants (starting with Warren Montgomery’s EMACS, then
JOVE and UNIPRESS, and later GNU). I used INed (a commercialization of
the Rand editor) but didn't particularly like that either. My coworkers
for years would be amused when if I found the machine had no EMACS
variant, I’d just use ed. I could be startlingly fast in ed and you do
learn regular expressions well if you have to do a lot of editing that
way. On a few machines where I’m confronted with VI and no ed/emacs, I
just use VI in “ex” mode.
A previous boss insisted that all his support staff learn ED, because one
day it might be the only editor available on a trashed box (you can't
mount /usr etc).
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