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  • by brev (1827) on 2003.11.24 2:30 (#26008)

    I read through some of it too. Agree on all points. However, there is a need for a text kind of like this. I used unix for a year before I understood the idea of small tools -- Unix Power Tools [] was my key to enlightenment, and only in an inductive way.

    One saving grace: ESR came close to saying something interesting about vi versus emacs []. I found the discussion of the Plan-9-inspired wily [] particularly illuminating.

    Unfortunately, because he's ESR, his interesting start ended with him bullying the facts into supporting his own prejudices (emacs rulz0rs, d00d).