Some of the better quotes on VI:
To me vi is Zen. To use vi is to practice zen. Every command is a koan. Profound to the user, unintelligible to the uninitiated. You discover truth everytime you use it. --Reddy
Vi has two modes. The one in which it beeps and the one in which it doesn't.
There are more things that vi can do, Horatio, than are dreams in your philosophy. (from Vimlet, prince of Benchmark).
"...and the number of the beast is vivivi (666)..."The Roman numeral for '6' is "VI", you see.
"Sure, vi is user friendly. It's just particular about who it makes friends with."Yes, the same holds for Linux and Unix. :-)
Emacs is like a B-52, a rumbling heavy, where vi is a fighter plane, zipping in and out.-> http://www.arcterex.net/editor.html
"vi is to emacs as masturbation is to making love:No comment.
effective and always available but probably not your first choice."
* Paul Tomblin: > You design one editor that becomes a religion... * Ben Caradoc-Davies: > No, wasn't it someone else wot wrote vi? :-> * Paul Tomblin: > vi is the Old Testament. Emacs is the Gnu Testament. * Ben Caradoc-Davies: > Does this mean we get to crucify Stallman? :-> * Anders Lindback: > Sorry, the linux people have already done that. > PS Or should I say the lignux people? * Bruce Ide: > You can run but you CAN'T HIDE! * Firebeard: > You know, some of the diciples were crucified, too.Source: alt.sysadmin.recovery 1996-06-13 -- 1996-06-23
> HELO. My $name is sendmail.cf. Prepare to vi. > -- Peter Gutmann, alt.sysadmin.recovery