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Old 01-27-2002
vi and pico

hello
iam so new to unix / apache what is the dif between VI and PICO where can i get hands on training with both in Los Angeles any ideas would be helpfull.

thanx whothought

Last edited by whothought; 01-27-2002 at 01:13 PM..
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Old 01-28-2002
Pico is more userfriendly.

Vi is more powerfull but has a steep learningcurve.

It's up to you on what you like the most.
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Old 01-28-2002
Link to learn commands, how to use, history of vi
http://www.thomer.com/thomer/vi/vi.html
thehoghunter
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Old 01-28-2002
Don't forget to say. Vi is on all UNIX machines. So if you don't have a editor and need one VI is always on a box. I would recommend learning VI even if you don't use it.

:-)
merlin
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Old 01-31-2002
MySQL Pico!!!!!!

i approve to what cns said. Pico is more user-friendly!
you can see a menu bar at the bottom side of the screen. The letters with a ^ sign before it would be executed simultaneously by pressing the leter and the Ctrl keys.
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Old 02-01-2002
I used to love pico, until I learned vi.
The way I learned hands on? Install VIM, which has a program bundled with it called "vimtutor". Vim is also available for Windows systems, Mac, Dos, BeOS, etc...

Install it on your machine, turn off those pesky colors (since you'll rarely use colors via a terminal connection), and get to it!

You can learn the basics within a few hours.

Almost forgot:
http://www.vim.org
Get it here for free!
 

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