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Re: RFD: Include an easy editor in the cygwin-standard-distribution
- To: Michael Ring <Michael dot Ring at t-mobil dot de>, "cygwin-apps at sourceware dot cygnus dot com" <cygwin-apps at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: RFD: Include an easy editor in the cygwin-standard-distribution
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Fri, 2 Jun 2000 07:29:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- Michael Ring <Michael.Ring@t-mobil.de> wrote:
> I have recently spent some time in answering beginner-questions in the cygwin
> One thing that made things more difficult was that there is no standard
> included in the Cygwin-distribution. (or, at least I have not found it ;-])
> Using notepad is not always easy because you first have to explain how to
> out where the file actually is. Then the problems continue if the file is
> without cr/lf and as a result notepad only displays the text in one line. The
> solution to that is to use wordpad but wordpad is not in the standard
> So I looked arround in Internetland for an editor that is easy to use for a
> beginner and painless to compile with cygwin.
> The best I have found till now is ee, the little brother of aee;
Hmm... I agree with your reasoning, but maybe not the package. Let's discuss
the highlights of a/ee. I noticed that it's function key based which means I
have to move my hands from the keyboard, ugh.
I suggest, the ed package for one, and if there is a small version of vi, not
vim, we include those. Anyone know of a vi package that is close the the
original UNIX versions?
Earnie Boyd: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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