[CentOS] gcc editor for newbie (Emacs or vim or ?)

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 15:50:41 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 5:40 PM, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 17:04:16 -0500
>> Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Should I try to learn
>>> vi (Vim) (which obviously will help me, if I ever need to
>>> administer a remote box)  or install Emacs or something else,
>>> for the gcc editor?
>> That's the sort of question where, if you ask ten people for their opinion, you
>> will get sixteen different answers.  At least.
>> I personally use either vi or nedit, depending on what the current
>> environment is and what I'm trying to accomplish.
> OK, I'm the second of the sixteen answers.  I use vi and elvis (GUI
> editor 100% compatible with vi).  I highly recommend you learn vi.
> You will never regret  :-D

Akemi: I think by the time I finished the question yesterday, I answered my own
question. I am going to learn how to use vi (actually, vim). This is the
first time I have heard of the elvis editor. As you wrote, I will not regret
learning vi and the other editors might not be available in a remote box.

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