On Tue, 28 Sep 2021, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
been using vi for about two years, mostly because I can't figure out
how to exit it."
No, no... you're doing it all wrong ... it's ZZ
See . :q is colon q enter, so 3 buttons. ZZ is jsut 2 buttons (shift
doesn't count and z is close to shift anyway, so one hand)
And thus holy wars even exist inside the vi/vim vs emacs 'war' ...
I use vim daily - minimal features, barley more than what vi can do. I'm
using alpine email, so mostly a nano-like editor here althogh sometimes I
drop into vim to do some formatting, etc. which I find easier in vim. My
own editor is nano-like (I have C and BCPL versions) but often feel that I
want some vi style global commands, so one day it might morph into
something like that.
And some 30 ish years back I was helping to "bring-up" a new unix-like
system and they wanted emacs - I managed to port microEmacs to it at the
time, but to do that I wanted a vi for myself, so ported "stvie" then used
that to help with the port of ?Emacs but that's as close as I got to
Brand loyalty and all that...