[lug] vi/vim again w/ Star Office.......

jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu
Sat Feb 12 17:32:11 MST 2000

Excuse me for jumping in, this is a little sidetracked....

I know this is about emacs and vi, but noone ever mentions StarOffice. 
Just curious, I'm a newbie, how many people are using StarOffice. I 
just started using it on mine and my girlfriend's Linux boxes. But a 
friend of mine told me it wouldn't be worth my time. 

I realize the command-line vs. GUI difference, but is X-windows really 
that rare among users?? I'm learning C++ right now so command-line is 
great for that but I prefer GUI (especially Soffice) for everyday 


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 2/12/00, 4:42:36 PM, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote regarding 
Re: [lug] vi/vim again:

> One thing to keep in mind however is that vi is what's available 
> numerous unices.  I have been disappointed a number of times to find
> what vim does isn't what vi does on an HP-UX (multi-level undo is the
> first thing that comes to mind).  Anyway, it doesn't hurt to keep in
> mind that there is a core set of commands that work everywhere and 
> there are the niceties that have been added on a per program basis.

> Hugh

> Ralf Mattes wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, PC Drew wrote:
> >
> > > Before I start writing section 2, was section 1 enough for most
> > > people?  Is there anything that I should have mentioned?
> >
> > One thing i really like in vim is 'v': you can highlight sections
> > of text and then perform operations on the section. It's not a
> > standard vi feature but it often is easier than typing complicated
> > range commands.
> >
> >  Ralf

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