[rescue] info trumps man

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Thu Jan 19 16:52:22 CST 2006

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " I can still use vi if emacs isn't installed, of course. Mind you, if
> " your predecessor had the same rather bizarre tastes as mine, you'll
> " find that vi was removed and pico put in its place. Now *that* is a
> " sucky editor.
> i'm fortunate, i guess, that all i know about that is it's the editor
> of a mailer called pine, which is an acronym standing for 'pine is not
> elm', but i don't know elm or pine either.

Pico, or its gnu clone nano, is actually pretty good as a mail editor
called by, say, mutt, because its default behaviors just work well for
that purpose.  I use it for anything else only as a fallback if xcoral
is unavailable.  My last resort is vi, and it's "last resort only"
because it's so goddamn painful to use.

 Phil Stracchino       phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
    Renaissance Man, Unix generalist, Perl hacker
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