Joshua D. Boyd
rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 27 12:27:59 CDT 2001
My first memories of VI were using it to fix a crippled red hat machine.
Cripple Redhat machine was in one room, windows box with IRC was in
another. I was running back and forth getting step by step directions on
how to navigate vi to edit the file that needed edited to fix the thing.
Needless to say, I wasn't under as much stress when I learned emacs. I
just needed a program that could load 100meg text files, and emacs was
free for Windows NT, and it fit the bill. Downloaded it, and away I went.
I now carry emacs for win32 on a zip disk (and soon a CD) everywhere I go.
On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, James Fogg wrote:
> The ubiquitous nature of Vi won me over. I can Vi in Solaris, Vim in LInux and
> even Vim in MS Windows. In fact, with *nix systems I don't have to do a thing
> to be able to Vi/m. If I want to EMACS (my previous weapon of choice) I have to
> add software (unless its Red Hat Linux). Its low resource requirements make it
> attractive too (ever try to EMACS on a crippled system?).
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