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Re: Fedora 12: Emacs is not for software development



On Fri, 2009-11-27 at 23:49 -0500, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Braden McDaniel wrote:
> >
> > I'm an emacs user who's nearly completely useless in vi.  But, really...
> > it just doesn't matter if emacs isn't installed by default.  If you want
> > it, you know how to get it.  And let's be frank: emacs is not something
> > that a user who is unaware of it might stumble into and suddenly find
> > himself blindingly productive. (Nor, for that matter, is vi.)
> >
> 
> I agree. My problem is not that emacs is missing in development stack.
> My problem is when there is something wrong with the computer and I
> have to boot in the rescue mode, I can't rescue anything because emacs
> is not there. I wrote on a piece of paper how I would save and exit in
> vi, or exit without saving in vi, but that paper is gone now. I wish
> vi had some tutorial the way emacs does, so one don't get lost in it.

I'd recommend you use nano instead (which is, I believe, installed by
default for just this purpose). It has the main keyboard shortcuts
permanently displayed on screen, so you can't lose 'em. :)

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