[TriLUG] vi(m) #1 of the top ten linux tools admins should
jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Nov 3 11:03:01 EST 2005
On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 16:30, Pat Regan wrote:
> Ryan Wheaton wrote:
> > ahhh... this thread brings back memories of when i was a young buck,
> > new to Linux, and kept insisting on using pico to edit any files...that
> > is, until the senior sysadmin where I worked taught me vi. well, half
> > taught me, half forced me to learn it...and I'm eternally grateful for
> > that lesson because it's been invaluable to this day -- granted I don't
> > do much coding outside of some webpages and wouldn't dare set foot
> > inside of emacs...it's scary in there.
> > -rtw
> If you think back to those old days... How would you have felt about
> the experience at the time if you had to learn vi first?
> Did I mention I'm a heavy Emacs user? :)
Hey... I didn't really *force* him to learn vi. He ran into a problem
that he could spend an hour fixing in pico or spend two minutes fixing
After that Ryan vowed to learn vi and he was good to that word!
That earned him both my respect and my trust. (such is the bond forged
by vi :-)
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