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September 13, 2007

vi Ninjas

I don't know anyone besides myself who uses vi as their primary text editor. I would not consider myself a vi Ninja either...I'm more of a vi wheelbarrow. There are some users out their who will straight up scare you with the stuff they can pull off in vi...like a Ninja in the darkness they can edit an entire file with a single regular expression wrapped in vi commands typed faster than the eyes can follow. I'm worried vi is a dying art that will be lost under new generations of GUI only users.

Posted by stm at September 13, 2007 03:03 PM

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vim (ok, not straight vi) isn't my primary text editor per se, but I do use it for about 50% of my text editing needs. I'm no ninja either though.

Posted by: Andrew at September 13, 2007 09:47 PM

I hold no malice toward vim. Backspace is quite handy sometimes :) I would say for the purposes of this topic vim counts as using vi.

Posted by: stm at September 14, 2007 02:42 PM

vi(m) is ok to use now and again, never heard of backspace though.

Posted by: Sagem my700 at November 14, 2008 01:07 AM

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