dan Murphy thedanmint551 at verizon.net
Fri Nov 2 03:14:48 EDT 2007

This discussion of different editors is quite interesting.
I tend to move between nano and emacs, which I'm just learning now.  I 
haven't done a lot of cutting and pasting, so I suppose in that sense 
Nano is limited, but it does seem to work nicely with speakup.
On Thu, 1 
Nov 2007, 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
> _______________________________________________
> Speakup mailing list
> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
> http://speech.braille.uwo.ca/mailman/listinfo/speakup

More information about the Speakup mailing list