using Less commands

Janina Sajka janina at
Tue Jan 27 09:06:44 EST 2004

Or vim, which also supports all kinds of good things like bookmarks.

Steve Holmes writes:
> From: Steve Holmes <steve at>
> It sounds like you might benefit from using emacs.  Yes, it is a
> powerful and that often means complex, editor but you can bookmark
> your positions in multiple places and save them from one session to
> the next.  Its a bit much to try and explain here but if you get into
> the info pages for emacs and look at the section on registers, you
> will find it.  It works on read-only situations like info pages as
> well as files being edited.
> I know nothing about joe editor.
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:59:45PM -0500, Ed Thurston wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hello Steve,
> > 
> > you were  right on the money!  It worked  fine that way and unfortunately I
> > learned by  trying it out that the  mark is not saved after the  computer
> > reboots, so will probably just use an editor like Joe to  read long files
> > and  just insert  symbols in the text at the point where I  would  want to
> > resume reading at a later date.  I could use the find  command to find the
> > symbol. 
> > 
> > Many thanks for  your assistance with this  problem.  
> > 
> > Do you know if there is any way to  get Joe to read more than a page at a
> > time.  This would  greatly speed up reading long documents.
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