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? <snip> > 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.