[lug] vi editor

John Starkey jstarkey at advancecreations.com
Fri Oct 27 13:45:37 MDT 2000

So what exactly is the fmt though. I get a little confused after the 2x.

{!} according to the howto and your message means filter between the
beginning and end of the paragraph. And in the command line it shows


What's this saying? And why does it need to show that? I think I can sort
of decrypt it to mean "from here to here and 2 more spaces" but that
sounds kinda dumb. 

And it looks like the fmt is justifying the line.

On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Archer Sully wrote:

> John Starkey wrote:
> > 
> > I've never even tried it. Is it easy to migrate from vi to emacs or is it
> > a whole new language.
> > 
> Emacs is kinda like PERL.  Use it every day and its great.  Go away 
> from it for two months and you wonder how you did that stuff.  It is
> about as far from vi as you can get, although there are a couple of
> vi emulators written in elisp for emacs.
> > I'm totally blown away by Sean's creative use of vi. :}
> > 
> That's actually very typical usage for a veteran vi user.  The
> power of the editor is really in its ability to combine movement
> and editing commands.  And the "." command is helpful, too.  Emacs
> can't do that trick.
> -- archer
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