What is the easiest and most accessible editor?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Mon Nov 29 22:33:50 UTC 2021

There is teachjove and jove is jonathan's own version of emacs and
teachjove can be run without running jove or emacs directly.  This can be
done from the terminal for any willing to learn.  I suppose emacs could be
configured in the same way but haven't tried that yet.  It probably would
need a small script.

On Mon, 29 Nov 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I actually have a computer science degree and still find both emacs
> and vi to be riddles, wrapped in mysteries, inside enigmas and I
> should probably figure out a way to add puzzle, conundrum, and a few
> other synonyms to that Matryoshka doll of an idiom.
> I don't doubt the claims they are powerful bits of kit once mastered,
> but they certainly for the faint of heart and not a good choice if you
> just want to edit the occasional config file.
> I personally use Nano, and it lets you just enter nano to open a blank
> file you can just start typing in or nano path/to/filename.ext to open
> an existing file, but it does have some commands that might throw
> people coming from a grapphical editor or word processor for a
> loop(e.g. save is ctrl+o, not ctrl+s, quit is ctrl+x, not ctrl+q) and
> has cut and paste that is line based instead of selection based(e.g.
> ctrl+k cuts the current line in its entirety, repeating ctrl+k without
> otheer input continues adding lines to the cut buffer, ctrl+u uncuts
> evereything in the cut buffer, copying is accomplished by uncutting
> where youo cut, then uncutting again where you want the copy). Also,
> pressing ctrl+g will bring up nano's full command list, while the most
> commond commandsare printed on the bottom two lines of the screen.
> For simpler console text editors, there's also Micro, which is similar
> to Pico/nano, but has key bindings more in line with the majority of
> graphical editors.
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