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Re: vi vs emacs vs pico

A big chunk of the answer lies in history. To be able to do anything on 
a unknown UNiX system you must be able to use vi.

I went so far in my struggel to learn vi that I replaced Notepad with 
vim[1]. Nowdays I love vi cause it makes me feel like a hardass hacker. 

/Jan J

[1] http://www.vim.org/

> Why do we use vi?  It's impossible to figure out (at least I can't...and
> I have tried) and pico seems so easy to use...  I don't want to start a
> debate, but I just have to wonder what the craze is over vi and emacs.
> Pico is the second thing I install after bash, and pine seems to be quite
> nice too.  Emacs is so big...I don't see the benefit...?