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

Joshua M. Clulow josh at sysmgr.org
Tue Jan 12 00:35:29 UTC 2021

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021 at 12:36, Gary Mills <gary_mills at fastmail.fm> 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?  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.

As per our manual:

    The ed utility is the standard text editor.

How could it be otherwise!


Joshua M. Clulow

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