[arch-general] `base` group replaced by mandatory `base` package - manual intervention required
2QdxY4RzWzUUiLuE at potatochowder.com
Thu Oct 10 14:40:23 UTC 2019
On 10/10/19 10:14 AM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
>> > > Everyone should just learn ed(1). :-)
>> > ed? They should learn how to edit a text file using assembly
Don't take this the wrong way, but if I have to write my own text editor
in assembly (not to mention an assembler and possibly a linker) just to
install Arch, then I'm switching distros.
Besides, C-x M-c M-butterfly is so much better.
>> Never mind Ed Vi Assemblers yes all very fancyfull
> My ed suggestion wasn't a joke. It's probably the smallest editor to
> install. It has a long pedigree, it's in POSIX, and many know parts of
> it simply through knowing sed or vi. I use it every day for quick small
> edits, especially when the context of what I want to do is on the screen
> and would be lost by starting a full-screen editor.
>> joe far easier wordstar commands
> Few know the non-Unix Wordstar now.
I know Wordstar, and I agree with Ralph: ed(1) is in POSIX, it's tiny,
and it's not as unfamiliar as people think. It also works with a plain
dumb tty (misconfigured remote shell, anyone?), as opposed to requiring
a cursor addressable or more capable terminal.
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