[oi-dev] Shipping the nano editor alongside with vi

Chris oidev at bsdos.info
Mon Jan 11 20:50:27 UTC 2021

On 2021-01-11 12:36, Gary Mills wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 09:54:23AM -0800, Chris wrote:
>> While vim(1) is my "goto" editor, and vi(1) really isn't difficult. My
>> frustration
>> comes in the fact that each OS implements a different version, with 
>> different
>> keyboard macros. Which quickly made ee(1) my goto when I was working in a
>> "constrained" env (like dropping to single-user), and just needed to make
>> some
>> simple edit(s). BTW I'm the maintainer for ee(1) on FreeBSD. ;-)
> Shall I start editor wars?
LOL. No. Please don't. :-)
I'm can just as easily get by with cat(1), awk(1) and sed(1).

>  I use ex, which is almost always there,
> until I can install emacs.  Then I'm much happier.  Even though ex is
> just a command-line version of vi, I've never learned vi.
> PS: Nano seems to be installed on all of my OI systems.  I didn't
> install it, so it must have come with the OS just like vi.



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