[linux-elitists] stale jokes and pico dissing

gregory j pryzby gjp@valinux.com
Sat Jun 24 10:54:43 PDT 2000

On Sat, 24 Jun 2000, Justin Cheung stealthily typed:

> Aloha elitists!
> The dissing of pine and pico is getting quite old.   Jens Sorenson tried
> to offend everyone in his "kernel programming" tutorial by continually
> dissing every text editor and mail reader out there.  It was funny the
> first 300 times we all heard it.
> Okay...
> What is wrong with pine & pico?  I use pico for writing html and short
> scripts, and pine is decent.  When i want to teach someone who is not
> good with Linux and command line, i show them pico and pine because
> they are intuitive and idiot-proof.  no need for the vi "tutorial" or

vi is intuitive...
x delete
dd delete line
i insert

also, when you logon a unix machine, vi is there... as is ed, so you
should use them daily... 

Once you learn the what the characters stand for it is easy...

For mail... mutt. it has been years since pine/elm so I dont' recall
what I didn't like. 

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