gena at mga.demon.co.uk
Tue Nov 6 09:14:07 EST 2007
> 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.
OK, that is one point of view although not really accurate. Ctrl f usually is the find command. But Linux editors do offer a wider choice to the user and the learning of a new command set seems like unnecessary work. But if you care to look there is some consistency. Ctrl a and e for example. Which step outside the realms of editors. Not forgetting the power of these editors. What a wonderful world, we are individuals with individual choices.
Enjoy the learning!
> 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."
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