VI vs EMACS (was Re: Repair Grub Files?)

Scott Lockwood scott at
Thu May 31 16:28:35 UTC 2007

And besides, we all know that nano is king! :-)

On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 12:26 -0300, Phil Pinkerton wrote:
> T
> On 5/31/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>         Phil Pinkerton wrote:
>         > This is the world of Linux vi is SOP
>         >
>         This is the world of _desktop_ Linux.  vi is only SOP for
>         geeks and
>         dinosaurs.  Even then, I'm a geek but I see no reason to use
>         an antiquated 
>         and complicated editor when there are so many better
>         options.  And if I
>         wanted to, I'd use emacs.
>         --
>         derek
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> The beauty of linux is YOU can choose. 
> it is a small work is it not?
> vi complicated ? I think not,  it is in the brain of the beholder I
> guess,  
> the closer linux "desktop" gets to windows desktop the better I like
> being a dinosaur and using vi, besides antiques gain value with age,
> so I have no problem there either.  We dinosaurs made linux what is is
> today so the younger generation can enjoy it in its most simple minded
> format. So enjoy. I was just trying to help and its just these kind of
> imature comments that take the knowledge and fun from these groups ( I
> am guilty also but I am getting better with age )
> Phil
Scott Lockwood

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