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Originally Posted by TheTKS View Post
And like hitest, it may be time for me to use vi enough to actually learn it, even if I now better know how to use nano.
Interesting morning. Ran a little experiment and re-installed an OpenBSD 6.5 system and forced myself to mostly use vi for initial set-up. I did some reading yesterday to re-familiarize myself with basic usage of vi (command and insert modes, and how to save). I was able to successfully use vi to edit pf.conf, create a new doas.conf file, and create a new /etc/hostname.iwn0 file.
I still do like to use sudo occasionally, but , ran into trouble trying to edit my existing /etc/sudoers file. I did what was suggested and could not save the file?! Did the remaining files with nano. That was odd. I have more to learn about vi. Enjoyable and frustrating.

Addition: Spent the afternoon and evening tinkering with vi. I am a bit more comfortable with vi.

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Originally Posted by frcc View Post
I think most BSD & Linux distro's come with "ed" installed, so, in some difficult situations you do have a minimal "line editor"
I've been there. Vi was not avaialble, only ed.

Originally Posted by jggimi View Post
And there's a fun book to go with it. Ed Mastery, by Michael W. Lucas.
Its a good book. I found ed is quite nice to use after a bit of practice..
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Did not see this link (flak.tedunangst.com) in the tread, but I found it very informative


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