Mofi on FR

roguemoko at roguemoko at
Mon Sep 1 08:37:20 CEST 2008

Nishit Dave wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 9:40 AM, <roguemoko at 
> <mailto:roguemoko at>> wrote:
>     Nishit Dave wrote:
>     > Why doesn't somebody fix the charmed file in the repos?  This change
>     > has also been recommended in the GPRS with GSM Multiplexing and GUI
>     > subsection on the wiki.  What happens in a real-world scenario is
>     > people trying to use vi on the phone's tiny screen estate, standing
>     > around wifi hotspots, if they know they have to change init() to
>     > _init().  Finding line 82 is very difficult unless you are a vi
>     > wizard.  The tiny letters on the keyboard (and that's hoping it is
>     > raster's kbd, not the original one) make it even worse.
>     vi command to locate line 82:
>     :82
>     Then enter.
>     Alakazam! hehe
>     Sarton
> Cute!  I only wish I had that information when I was fooling around on 
> the FR looking like the ultimate geek in a public place.  Oh, for the 
> want of a proper text editor...

I understand. There are very few commands that are required in order to 
use vi effectively but I know from experience, I was lucky to have 
learned these very early on in my *nix career.

The best one I find is the ability to suck in output from an external 

!!grep value ./defaults/config

A life saver when you have no copy and paste!


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