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Fri Jun 15 02:39:50 EDT 2001
Jonathan Gardner <gardner at cardomain.com> wrote:
> Emile van Sebille wrote:
>> I always liked the description that vi has two modes: one beeps at you,
>> and the other destroys your file. ;-)
> When I was first learning vi, I found the beeps quite common. What was even
> more mystical is the way it would mangle your text with ease.
Ahh, yes. Who hasn't accidentally bumped the caps lock key and
then attempted to scroll down? ;)
> A great way
> to learn how to use vi is to go to normal mode, and type a random letter.
> That's how I learned about <ctrl-x> and <ctrl-a>. Cool feature.
Yes, I've learned a fair bit from random banging and watching what
happened. One of these days I should actually read the docs and
learn all the features....
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