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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Sunday June 02, @01:54PM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Sunday June 02, @01:54PM (#1359100)

    Back around 2012 I had some favorite editor like joe, but I hop from one system to the next too much to mess around with installing an editor every time I need one.

    I like gedit but I dislike GNOME. Mousepad is good, but both of them require an X desktop running.

    nano is always there always ready to go. It's shamefully primitive, but Ctrl K cuts and Ctrl U uncuts can do a lot.

    Getting to be 33 years since I used Brief (by Underware) on DOS as a daily driver, for several years. It had windowing, which is nice, column copy paste, which is awesome, and was relatively simple to learn, unlike some OS in an editor alternatives that were established and growing around the same time. I would really like to see a text editor as good as Brief replace nano as the CLI standard editor in basic Debian system images.

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