Is vi worth learning?
Peter Onion email (remove spam text)
On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 21:52 -0700, Vitaliy wrote:
> I've read a few things on the 'Net, but wanted to get a few first-person
> accounts from the engineers/programmers on this list. :)
> Is the learning curve really as steep as some say (weeks/months)? Is the
> benefit of faster/easier editing worth it?
vi is worth it because it's going to be available on (almost) every unix
based machine you may ever come across.
It's all very well saying "I always use (Insert your favourite GUI
editor here)", but what are you going to use to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
when your X-windows configuration is wrong for the new graphics card you
just put into your machine ;)
PeterO (vi user since BSD 4.1 on a Vax 11/750)
In reply to: <00a901c82f1f$4d8e1d30$6f02a8c0@WS11>
See also: massmind.org/techref/index.htm?key=worth+learning