vi vs. nano in shr user manual (was Re: SHR first experiences & user manual)

Fabian Schölzel fabian.schoelzel at
Fri Aug 28 11:05:55 CEST 2009

2009/8/28 Risto H. Kurppa <risto at>:
> I have no problems accepting that some prefer more vi than nano but I
> have hard time accepting it being suggested in a manual where you
> can't be sure people know how to use it as it isn't as
> self-explanatory as nano, no matter how much Ctrl you have to use.

I agree. Manuals should be as easy. Mentioning Nano in manuals isn't
better because Nano is "better". Nano is an editor, that anybody can
use _immediately_. If someone is using vi, i think he will be smart
enough to know, that he can use vi instead of nano without breaking


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