[rescue] info trumps man

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 14:07:29 CST 2006

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: der Mouse <mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
> " 
> " > One of my favorite quotes from earlier days of usenet that grew out
> " > of a mockery of the vi vs emacs flame-wars:
> " 
> " > "You mean emacs can edit text?  Wow, it really can do everything."
> " 
> " One of my co-admins on a mud I co-run has as one of his connect
> " messages:
> " 
> " "Emacs is a nice OS - but it lacks a good text editor.  That's why I'm using vim."  --Anonymous
> my favorite acronym expansions:
> eight megabytes and constantly swapping [from when things were small]
> escape-meta-alt-control-shift [still presumably true]
> i was deep into vi by the time i even heard of emacs, and as a budding
> sysadmin it didn't seem smart to rely on something not on the install
> media.  now i almost think in vi.

I use zsh's vi-editing mode *constantly*.

I've even accidentally tried it on MVS and VSE lately, which is *bad*.

Peace...  Sridhar

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