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Whats the easiest way to edit a text file such as a profile? vi is not what I call friendly... thanks!...

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    Default sco 5.0.6 text/word editor?

    Whats the easiest way to edit a text file such as a profile? vi is not what I
    call friendly...
    thanks!
    Robrjt2 Guest

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    Default Re: sco 5.0.6 text/word editor?

    On Wed, Nov 12, 2003, Robrjt2 wrote: 

    It depends. I've been using vi for over 20 years, and find anything else
    decidedly unfriendly.

    The pico editor (part of pine) is popular amongst people who like menus and
    lots of help. There's an option to pico (-w I think) that is necessary to
    prevent it from wrapping long lines which can cause serious problems with
    configuration files.

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    On 12 Nov 2003 21:03:25 GMT, com (Robrjt2) wrote:
     
    I put pico on my customers systems for their text editing needs
    ftp://ftp2.sco.com/pub/skunkware/osr5/vols/pico-3.96-VOLS.tar
    UBW
    ubw Guest

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    Robrjt2 <com> wrote: 

    Well, you are wrong. Vi is very friendly, in the same way that
    a lawn mower is friendly if you are trimming your lawn. If you
    are expecting it to trim hedges, it's unfriendly.

    My point is that you don't understand what vi is or what you
    really need. You are thinking of it as a word processor, and it
    is an editor - an extremely powerful and versatile editor.

    Learn vi : http://aplawrence.com/Unixart/viprimer is a gentle
    getting started guide. Vi is ubiquitous, and once you understand
    its power, you will use it more and more.

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    Tony Guest

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    Default Re: sco 5.0.6 text/word editor?

    Robrjt2 wrote:
     

    vi
     

    I found vi "Hard to learn, easy to use" like most of Unix. For me it was
    well worth learning a little vi.


    Ian Guest

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    In article <bp60eg$6o8$btinternet.com> co.uk
    (Ian Wilson) writes:
     
    >
    >vi

    >
    >I found vi "Hard to learn, easy to use" like most of Unix.
    >For me it was well worth learning a little vi.[/ref]

    Amen. Too many people don't realize that ease of learning
    and ease of use are two entirely different things.

    Or, as someone once said, "Unix is a great place to live,
    but I wouldn't want to visit there."

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    Charlie Guest

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    Default Re: sco 5.0.6 text/word editor?

    Most of theother Linux software have "pico" editor. I do not remember how,
    but I did get "pioc" for SCO once (although the server has since been
    reformated).

    Y.

    "Ian Wilson" <co.uk> wrote in message
    news:bp60eg$6o8$btinternet.com... 
    >
    > vi

    >
    > I found vi "Hard to learn, easy to use" like most of Unix. For me it was
    > well worth learning a little vi.
    >
    >[/ref]


    Yves Guest

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    On Mon, Nov 17, 2003, Yves Leclerc wrote: 

    Pico is part of the pine e-mail package, and was written at the University
    of Washington to provide easy-to-use mail and editor programs easy enough
    for college professors to understand (which has to be pretty simple or the
    professors would have Real Jobs(tm)).

    Bill
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    Bill Guest

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    Yves Leclerc wrote:
     
    >>
    >>vi
    >> 
    >>
    >>I found vi "Hard to learn, easy to use" like most of Unix. For me it was
    >>well worth learning a little vi.
    >>[/ref]
    > Most of theother Linux software have "pico" editor.
    > I do not remember how, but I did get "pioc" for SCO once
    > (although the server has since been reformated).
    >[/ref]

    Pico was on the skunkware CD, No doubt its in the skunkware section of
    the sco website.

    If the OP hasn't completely closed their heart to vi, one introductory
    tutorial is at http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/Tutor/vi.html

    Ian Guest

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