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Use edlin as your text editor

By jakubikt ·
I'd like to know, who's using such a poor software?
Maybe edit would be a better suggestion?

In addition, the author of this article says, that there is a tool included in *nix systems.
Show me that, please. Have you even heard about vi?

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by MCS-1 In reply to Use edlin as your text ed ...

You're right. I thought that was a joke in my email :) I can think of at least 5 text editors I'd use instead of Edlin. Edlin sucked even back in the DOS days ... I'd almost prefer to edit with a hex editor - it would probably be less cumbersome.

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by linuxlista In reply to Use edlin as your text ed ...

I don't believe the author has ever actually used *nix. The closest I could find was "ed". No one uses it, duh. VI or Emacs are the way to go. Line oriented editors died out decades ago. One of the first things I do if I am forced to use Windows is load Xemacs. I use it daily in text mode from remote SSH connections, it works the same as the GUI version except for the toolbar, etc.

People should write about things they have actually used.

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closer than ed

by Jaqui In reply to

cat > ~/.bash_profile << "EOF"
exec env -i HOME=$HOME TERM=$TERM PS1='\u:\w\$ ' /bin/bash

is creating the bash profile file in your home directory.
most commonly used when setting up special user account, such as lfs user when biulding an lfs system.

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vi, sure...

by tbragsda In reply to Use edlin as your text ed ...


I know of a guy that created a entire manual using nothing but vi, and was very impressed with himself. Looked like sh*t, but he did it. Just because you can is no reason to do it.

I use UltraEdit. Love it.


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