Vdbench full screen editor

Some times you put little things in your code to make your life easier, and then you realize, "Maybe someone else can use this also". When back in 1978 I changed to using a full screen editor I thought "Wow, I'll never go back to a line editor.". And then of course when I arrived in the Unix world I had to take one gigantic step back and had to use a Very Inefficient line editor. All the primitive tricks needed to insert, delete, scroll, etc, just became too much for me to deal with so I spent less than an hour and wrote a primitive full screen editor in Java. No need to memorize ctrl/alt/del/:/q/r/left/right/up/down/a/b/c/d/e/...../z/zzzz (I am falling asleep just typing these zzzzzzzs).

So when I quickly need to create or edit a Vdbench parameter file I just enter (vdbench 502) './vdbench edit file.name' and I am back in the 21st century.

Henk.


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Thank you.

Posted by denis on March 02, 2011 at 03:10 PM MST #

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