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By clover kicker (Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 08:20:45 AM EST) (all tags)
I've been doing more file editing on my netbook and the wee keyboard is driving me nuts.

The cursor keys are fine, but there's no sensible pg up/pg dn/home/end.

And then it hit me, there's an editor designed especially for a world full of zany inconsistent keyboards...

Vim to the rescue! Life is much better.

PS Hulver - ever considered upgrading the fancy text editor to this?

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Heh by hulver (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 08:27:10 AM EST
That's sick. Sick and Wrong.

I like it.
Cheese is not a hat. - clock

This begs for sea stories... by ana (4.00 / 4) #2 Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 09:13:11 AM EST
Back in the dark ages I worked in a small department with one broadband network connection, some kind of magic box in a closet, and RS-232 strung to everybody's office terminals. Most of them were snazzy smart terminals of some kind or other, but some legacy ADM-3 ones were still around. Like, for example, the one in my shared office.

One Sunday lightning struck the building. It's good it was a weekend, because there were bits of broken brick strewn around the parking lot; somebody could have been killed if there's been anybody around. Anyway, it fried nearly every terminal in the building, with the notable exception of our ADM-3, which, being already ancient, had been built like a tank. Or (possibly no joke) built to continue functioning through World War III.

Now some people had already abandoned the One True Editor in favor of frouffy things like emacs, which, being modern was unable to function on ancient hardware. We vi-types sneered at the people who stood in line outside our office for the one brief turn at the only functioning terminal in the department, only to be unable to use it when their turn came.

That, and bringing up slightly farkled workstations that won't finish booting. Good luck getting your fancy editors to work from the text-mode console of a Decstation. However, vi works just fine. You fix the startup scripts and you're good to go.

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

vi and ed by clover kicker (4.00 / 3) #3 Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 10:42:15 AM EST
You don't have to like them but you really should learn to use them in a pinch.

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WIPO: Pico by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #4 Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 01:38:18 PM EST
Evil WIPO: MS Word 2010

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(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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