• UNIX, vi, Stallman, etc

    From Angus Netfoot@VERT to Bierhunter on Fri Apr 16 00:48:00 1999
    RE: Baja
    BY: Bierhunter to Angus Netfoot on Thu Apr 15 1999 06:43 pm

    Of course, a UNIX command-shell wouldn't be authentic unless someone wr a 'vi' editor to use in place of SyncEdit. Which isn't such a crazy id after all, since 'vi' was designed to run over a serial connection, and since there must be at least a thousand open-source implementations if 'vi' out there. But I guess some ninny would demand a port of 'emacs' too....

    pico might not be so bad a choice, either, and might be a little easier
    for those who are curious, but have little to no *nix experience. I
    know *I* still avoid vi if at all possible.

    Listen: 'vi' is, without a doubt, the second worst text-editor in the world. (The worst ever is 'ed', which 'vi' was written to replace.) The thing about 'vi' is, you can almost guarantee to find it on any UNIX boxen you might ever find yourself faced with, and no matter how primitive the 7-bit 110 baud serial connection you might have, 'vi' will work. So you HAVE to know how to use it at least minimally. And once you know, well since you know it isn't so hard.

    As to emacs, I only have
    this to say. "Get thee behind me, foul demon!" I believe that emacs
    lends creedence to the belief that Richard Stallman is, in fact, a stark raving loony.

    What he is is a twisted, bitter soul who for 25 years has struggled for and failed to achieve what Linus has. (Linus even has a pretty wife who was six times karate champion of Finland!) Stallman's now trying to grab some of the fame by insisting that because they used the GNU compiler to develop the Linux kernel, that it should be called the GNU/Linux operating system. Fool.

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  • From Tinman@VERT to Angus Netfoot on Fri Apr 16 01:39:00 1999
    RE: UNIX, vi, Stallman, etc
    BY: Angus Netfoot to Bierhunter on Fri Apr 16 1999 07:48 am

    Listen: 'vi' is, without a doubt, the second worst text-editor in the world.

    Lets not forget about ye'ol powerfull edlin....

    Wont somebodey *PLEASE* make a baja port for edlin ! ;-)

    /-\TiN MaN/-\


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  • From Hkb@VERT to Tinman on Fri Apr 16 08:28:00 1999
    RE: UNIX, vi, Stallman, etc
    BY: Tinman to Angus Netfoot on Fri Apr 16 1999 08:39 am

    Lets not forget about ye'ol powerfull edlin....

    I HAD to use edlin on my 386 FOR a long time (about a year)...
    Hkb



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  • From Beta@VERT to Tinman on Sun Apr 18 16:16:00 1999
    RE: UNIX, vi, Stallman, etc
    BY: Tinman to Angus Netfoot on Fri Apr 16 1999 08:39 am

    Lets not forget about ye'ol powerfull edlin....

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I'm flashing back!!!!! NOOOOOO!OO!!!O!!!!. <Sitting on his roof with a uzie> "Edlin <twitch>...... Edlin....... edlin....... edlin...."
    Beta

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