[BALU] nano rant

Wayne Edgar zerovertex at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 10:03:04 CST 2007

Choose vi, because friends don't let friends use ncurses-based text editors

/me dodges flames from emacs users

On 11/26/07, Thomas Stover <thomas at wsinnovations.com> wrote:
> Say what you will, to me the best console editor is still Midnight
> Commander's (mc) internal editor. I'm mean come on: syntax highlighting,
> simple key bindings, no bs - its great. It's only been in the last year
> that I have moved to the GTK/scintilla based "Geany" as my main editor.
> And yes nano works  ok when nothing else is around. Thanks for the -w
> tip. I hate that line wrapping.
> Mr. Panzer wrote:
> > Ok let me start off with yes VI/VIM is in the future.
> >
> > Ok so I am making a darn script here.  Got everything all nice and
> > neat.  except when I run the darn thing I get errors.  turns out that
> > bash don't like the line wrapping in nano.  Ugh.  And I wanted to
> > sleep sometime today.  so the solution for me is to do nano -w to turn
> > the darn line wrapping.
> >
> > /me posts -w signs all over the place.
> > Panzer
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