[Coco] VI Editor

L. Curtis Boyle curtisboyle at sasktel.net
Mon Feb 19 23:58:09 EST 2018

VEd (a full screen editor) also gives you a buffer of 56k, as the program itself is <7.5K, written in assembly.

L. Curtis Boyle
curtisboyle at sasktel.net

> On Feb 19, 2018, at 10:54 PM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at shentel.net> wrote:
> On Monday 19 February 2018 20:26:59 Mark McDougall wrote:
>> On 20/02/2018 10:00 AM, phil pt wrote:
>>> Does anyone know the VI commands to move the cursor to the start
>>> mark a block then move the cursor down and mark the end block and
>>> copy & past it in the file.  checked the internet and I can not find
>>> any clear steps on how to do it?
>> I think you need to learn the secret handshake first, before you start
>> using VI (or emacs)...
>> Regards,
> The vi (now vim on my machines) made from TSEdit has no relationship to 
> vi/vim on the *nixes other than being a 2 mode utility like vi/vim. So 
> see the TSEdit manual for all the details. It is IMO, the best editor we 
> have for the coco's because as an editor, it can run with a buffer of 
> #56k, meaning it is less than 8k in total size. The original patch 
> changed its name to vi, but in recent nitros9, vi has been claimed for a 
> vtype window device. So you'll need to use dEd to extend its name to 
> vim, with bit d7 set in the m character, but zeroed in the i character. 
> The basic editor is the same regardless, so see the TSEdit docs for how 
> to run it to its greatest effect.
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