which text editor keystroke set do you Just Know?
please boost, btw!
on reflection i should have separated out nano/pico from other
@kitsune does ed(1) count as having a keystroke set?
@ed1conf ;-) not for these purposes! it inherits the keystroke set of whatever is driving stdin (same goes for ex, teco, edlin, etc)
I still have many WordPerfect 5.1 shortcuts in my hall of useless knowledge
@kitsune you forgot right click
@68km you're right, i did. for the purposes, please assume it's under ^X / ^C / ^V
@kitsune 😧 I prefer to think of it as "other"
(jokes aside I agree with your classification for the poll's context but also think that it's one step less refined from ctrl-x ctrl-v. I have used those 5 key commands for 30 years and I won't stop!)
@kitsune nano, of course!
@Skirmisher oh, you mean pico? ;-)
@kitsune I probably remember a few from WordPerfect if you say me in front of it.
@kitsune I use emacs daily with vanilla-ish bindings, but I retain a suprisingly large amount of vi & some vim bindings from 10 years ago, even tho I rarely use either.
@kitsune nano here
@kitsune MS-DOS editor and Nano...
@firstname.lastname@example.org only a small subset of Emacs, a subset that has a suspiciously large proportion overlapping with
joe apparently has WordStar bindings as default, but I haven't used WordStar for ... a long tine.
@deejoe i'd have to check, but i think joe defaults to something that's similar to WS but not quite the same? but if you start it as jstar, it does use WS commands, and that's the way i always use it
@deejoe (i have now checked and this does seem to be the case)
@kitsune I gots enough vi in these here fingertips to lets me move the words around.
That's all I need.
@rgegriff that's pretty much how i feel about vi too
But the main reason there is because I approach systems as a sysadmin - they're not mine, I shouldn't make changes to them if I don't need to.
Before that, I was an emacs-as-shell for as much as possible, because I had only one environment to worry about and could obsess about how it was set up & get the benefit.
@kitsune For projects, I use BBEdit, which starts with emacs-like keys then adds its own giant set.
For a single file, usually Vim. I tried re-adapting to microemacs, but it hasn't worked out so far.
My thoughtpad is edited with nano, but I don't really edit it much. May move that to microemacs.
If I have to just paste a few lines into a file and maybe fix them up, ed.
@kitsune I like vi, because when a box is completely hosed, it's usually the only working text editor left. And if /bin and /sbin are corrupted, forget it. Start over, hope you kept backups.
@drwho there's even a vi in busybox... and a static build of that is small enough to slip into the boot partition
@kitsune Yeah - it's incredibly useful. Featureful enough that I've been programming using it (writing a new version of Systembot as a shell script for embedded systems).
vi because that's what my friend told me to use years ago and now I just can't stop...
Trying to learn org-mode now for todo lists & such, so i know a few org shortcuts but often panic and retreat to evil mode :)
For something really quick, especially on an unfamiliar system:
(please dont hurt me :)
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