OT: Nerds chatting [Bioanalytics]

posted by Shuanghe  – Spain, 2019-03-28 13:59  – Posting: # 20102
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Hi,

» Due to the unintuitive character sequence* to exit vi, hackers joke that there is a proposed method of creating a pseudorandom character sequence by having a user unfamiliar with vi seated in front of an open editor and asking them to exit the program.

Saw one similar on Reddit but far from random. The generated texts would be like "quitquitexitqescapequit!q()fuck!ESCgetout()...." you get the idea... :-D

» » But after 5 min you will get the basics with the two modes etc.

I use vi only on my home PC where only Linux in installed, and only occasionally. for a few editting on system config files, even nano suit me. vi is terrible, and EMACS is not anything better for me. Don't understand why each time you search best text editor those two are always on top.

All the best,
Shuanghe

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