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Thanks, I hate it. Maybe I’m getting old and crotchety, but I’m of the opinion that learning Vi and/or Emacs is really, really helpful if you’re going to spend time on the command line. Those keybindings show up all over the place, from Emacs commands working in bash to Vi’s search/replace just being sed.

If your focus is user-friendly-intuitiveness, make a good GUI tool.



I don’t particularly like nano either, but it is a sensible default that you can easily change if you want to learn or use vi.


I think as a default nano makes more sense since its very easy to just use, especially if its your first time in the terminal. Once you get use to that vi is always in the repos.


I see your point… with the GUI tool but part of it is just stepping into the CLI… I have used both Vi and Nano (moddest linux user) I find Nano easy to use but i can see the Power in VI. having nano being default is probably best for use of all, but when someone runs into something where they need to search they will find Vi and never go back.

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