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Yeah, there are many editors out there: vim, emacs, nano, pico, gedit, etc, etc, etc...but there are only two real editors. So which do you prefer? Me, Vi all the ...
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    VIM or Emacs?


    Yeah, there are many editors out there: vim, emacs, nano, pico, gedit, etc, etc, etc...but there are only two real editors. So which do you prefer?


    Me, Vi all the way!!! Never could stand emacs.
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

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    Vim is the best by far. It is so easy to use once you know how and is not all that hard to learn.

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    VIM!!!

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    Yep, vim here too. I've never been able to figure out Emacs, so for the past few installs I've just left it out.

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    This discussion could only end well...

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    Never took the time to learn either.

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    Great to see so many vimmers here...I've gained alot of respect for you guys ...go vi
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoon!
    This discussion could only end well...


    I have always liked vi more, even though a certain "saint" will strike me dead
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    baaah, publicity whoars caint be saints
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    Emacs, i hate vi, i can't use it, i have absolutly no idea what to do, it wont let me type anything, so i just don't use it, the reason i need to reinstall was because i couldn't use vi to edit the sudoers file and got so annoyed with it,i finally just used a normal text editor in X, and now it's all stuffed up ..oh, wait, thats not good

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