On Fri, 09 Jun 2000 12:15:49 +0100 Colm Buckley <colm at tuatha.org> wrote:
| vi is a *very* powerful editor; a lot more so than people give it credit
Indeed, it's a pretty much guaranteed program on any Unix system with a
consistent interface, which assumes _very_ little of the user interface.
It's possible to use to some degree with a *tiny* subset of the full
command set. One of my favourite obscure functions on 'original' vi is the
:abbreviate (or :ab) command which given a line in your .exrc of
ab adn and
will automagically replace adn with and as you type it.
I'm sure that there are those who prefer The Other Editor, and more power
to them, but I had one maddening experience in tty more too many....
| Can open. Worms everywhere.
Colm, what are you feeding that sig monster, and where can I get some?
--- Paul Mc Auley <pmcauley at iol.ie>
- Savage's Law of Expediency: You want it bad, you'll get it bad.
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