Michael Whapples mwhapples at aim.com
Thu Nov 1 19:57:52 EDT 2007

This thing about windows editors I think is partly why I chose nano as
it was very much along that sort of line and all important key presses
are shown at the bottom of the screen.

Al, you mentioning about starting editors by specifying the file name on
the command line, well you can do that in windows with notepad, go to
run and type in "notepad myfile.txt" and it should load myfile.txt. I
think a number of windows applications support this (possibly the way
that associating the filename works).

Thank you to everyone for the comments, I think I just need to try some.

Michael Whapples
On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 10:50 -0500, Albert E. Sten-Clanton wrote:
> > One thing bad about linux editorsYou have to learn them. I can switch from 
> > notepad to TextPad to UltraEdit without having to figure out what keystrokes 
> > to use with each program. Home puts you at the beginning of the line. 
> > Shift+cursordown marks the line. Shift+Del cuts the line. Shift+Ins pastes 
> > it. Control+f,s saves the file.
> > 
> > They all have their own keys for the fancy stuff but you can do the basics 
> > without learning anything about the editor.
> > 
> That's a very fair point indeed.  Sometimes, I forget I'm editing with emacs or vim and hit one of those Windows editor keys.  Derrr!
> One thing I like a lot about using one of the Linux editors is that I can just type its name and the file to bring up.  It reminds me of the old DOS days, when I did the same with WordPerfect.  If there's a way to do that in Windows, I don't know it.  With it, I have to be careful which directory it's looking in for a file, or which directory became the default if I had the temerity to put something in other than "my documents."
> Al

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