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

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 00:27:24 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 4:04 PM, Kuang-Chun Cheng <kcc1967 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 6:40 AM, 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?
> I also recommend you learn vi.  There are one reason which is not vi
> related and I want to point it out here.
> People using vi usually work on terminal ... if your are Linux or
> Win32/MinGW+MSYS
> user ... you are probably using 'bash'.  The 'bash' has a edit mode
> called vi mode
> which allow you to edit command history via vi's search command '/' or '?'.
> If you are using terminal command a lot ... this feature is your
> friend.  It's a lot
> of better than using arrow key to fetch back the command history.
> So, learn vi ... and you can share the same command when using terminal/bash.

Thank you for pointing that out! Yes, bash is the shell.

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