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Re: Fedora 12: Emacs is not for software development



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Adam Williamson wrote:

> 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. :)
> 

I think there's a shortcut to go into "advanced" mode without those 
displayed. However, it's probably some finger acrobatic (like all its other 
shortcuts C-_ to go to line number? wtf?) unlikely to be accidentally 
pressed, so all should be good for normal usage.

- --Ben
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