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EMACS and VIM

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Ok so...this has been a matter of debate for years now (the Text Editor Wars), and I didn't know where to put this...so I put it here, anyways...my friend got VIM to work in EMACS...so is everybody happy? Can we end this mindless shenanigans?

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That means Emacs wins! We did it!

 

It's not so much as a victory, more of an alliance...but yeah, who gives a shit, we win!

You need to get out more.

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My first 10 years around *nix, I used emacs 99% and avoided using vi whenever I could - started in text mode emacs, then later using x-emacs

 

My development then switched to IDEs and my text file editing needs became more simplistic usually around scripting and config file editing. Combine that with almost every system I have used running minimal packages It's hardly the systems from uni or a development environment with everything including a kitchen.sink package installed. I rarely use a graphical HMI.

 

It's now been 15 years since I have used emacs - I use vi exclusively for my *nix text file editing - and only use the basic commands (I don't have access to vim either).

 

People sometimes lament not having more than vi on the system, but I find once you have had to go through the process of developing Intellectual Property records that document every software licence and the right to use/modify that's passed on to the customer, then performed patching overhead analysis and security updates for every installed package... you start not putting a bunch of 3rd party packages on a system because one day they might be handy.

(and if you think it's tough to not have vim or emacs, consider the pain of not having bash :( so I always write scripts for /bin/sh - although I care about bash more because I like tab completion and history in an interactive shell)

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Emacs is one of the best *nix distros around, all it lacks is a good text editor.

 

But that's the thing, my friend gave it a good text editor!

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vi was pain due it's two operating modes.

I had to edit a particular text file for email aliases, using vi. Had to be real careful

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vi was pain due it's two operating modes.

I had to edit a particular text file for email aliases, using vi. Had to be real careful

 

New photo? looks good!

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vi was pain due it's two operating modes.

I had to edit a particular text file for email aliases, using vi. Had to be real careful

 

New photo? looks good!

Yup, movie props from an old movie

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I had to use VIM at uni, but it didn't take me long to realise gvim was much much nicer to use, either on *NIX or WIN*.

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