The Modernization of Emacs
dak at gnu.org
Thu Jun 21 16:36:32 CEST 2007
Bjorn Borud <borud-news at borud.no> writes:
> [BartlebyScrivener <bscrivener42 at gmail.com>]
> | http://www.debian-administration.org/polls/89
> this is hardly surprising. I use both editors. for most sysadmin
> tasks I use vi(m). for programming i use Emacs.
> in part out of old habit (most UNIX systems had vi installed) and
> partly because vi(m) is faster (which makes it more suitable when you
> just need to change a couple of lines in a file).
The idea is to start Emacs once and use it for everything.
> so if the context was system administration, I'd vote for vi as
> well. if the context was programming I'd vote Emacs.
You know you can use something like
C-x C-f /su::/etc/fstab RET
(or /sudo::/etc/fstab) in order to edit files as root in a normal
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