using Less commands
janina at rednote.net
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 holmesgrown.com>
> 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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