[xubuntu-users] Recommendations For A Great Text Editor?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Dec 9 13:18:04 UTC 2014

My apologies, I replied using another/a wrong thread first. Due to a
provider issue I needed to change the account and copied the mail from
the list's archive.

On Tue, Dec 9 10:44:41 UTC 2014 Chris Green wrote:
> I use a vi clone called vile on my desktop machine.  One big advantage
> of using vi or a clone is that you can find a familiar editor on just
> about every system you use.  E.g. I can find vi (often vim, but
> sometimes the busybox one) on all of the following:-
>    My dlink NAS backup system
>    An older Western Digital backup system
>    One of my routers
>    My Squeezebox radio (yes, you really can ssh to a Squeezebox!)
>    All of my several Linux systems
>    Shell login on my web hosting provider
>    Beaglebone Black (I have three)
>    Raspberry Pi (I have two)
>    ...
>    etc.
> It's the only editor that I'm sure to find!

Vi for some *nix like OS is a base system component, it's ensured
that base system components are safer against breaking due to upgrades,
vi is e.g. part of FreeBSD's "world" and Arch Linux's "core". I don't
know if Ubuntu does treat base system component such as vi that secure

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