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Date:      Sat, 14 Sep 1996 13:46:57 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Frank Seltzer <frankd@yoda.fdt.net>
To:        Henrik Johansson <f94jnh@student.udd.htu.se>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Easy editors
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.95.960914133317.25338A-100000@Kryten.nina.org>
In-Reply-To: <1.5.4.16.19960914185310.290f2636@student.udd.htu.se>

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On Sat, 14 Sep 1996, Henrik Johansson wrote:

> 
> I am used to DOS, and I would like to know if there are any EASY
> editors available for Freebsd? The DOS Edit program is so much easier
> to use than vi and emacs, which makes me wonder if the goal of Unix
> programmers has been to make things as insane and user-unfriendly as
> possible? What other reasons could there be?
> 
> 

Power, speed, relatively small size, portable, adaptable to other tasks,
usable in shell scripts and command lines or as building blocks to
construct new and complex commands... shall I go on? :-)

BTW, you might want to look at pico. It comes in the distibution with
pine, the email client.

Frank
--
Only in America can a homeless veteran sleep in a cardboard box while a 
draft dodger sleeps in the White House - anonymous




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