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Old 06-02-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
bobj
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Device: iRex iLiad
Haha, sorry to sound overly esoteric, especially since this is an effort to make the command shell less esoteric. In simple language:

This is a text-editor for developers who loathe the standard editor that comes with the command shell.

It helps me feel more at home while I romp about in the Linux.

If you've ever seen a hardcore programmer use their text editor (usually vi or emacs) they can do some insane stuff.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor_war

Turns out that vi comes with the iLiad OS. But if some poor n00b (like me) happens to enter vi, I get stuck, unable to quit, until I google it and learn that to exit, you must type the three keys:
: q <Enter>

Who would have thought???
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