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The hard core original "vi" almost cost me a computer. I got so disgusted by it's user unfriendliness I almost pushed the monitor off the work area. While vim is a fantastic improvement over vi, and the gvim version provides a worth while gui interface that beats the crap out of xemac's interface. BTW: - vim sucks, but sucks less and still works well over very small 56k lines. This why I pronounce "vi" as in evi
My Unix trick of the moment. If you don't have a spare computer to dedicate to Linux / Unix, get a copy of virtual box (vbox) and it is free. https://www.virtualbox.org/
. This software will let you build on your computer multiple Linux environments without installing grub or other disk manager s/w. On one computer I have 6 different types of Unix taking less than a few gigabytes of space. So if you are testing for backwards compatibility of s/w between versions / styles of Linux it becomes a very affordable test platform.
The down side of Vbox?
It can / will run slower than native installed. Mostly you will need to dedicate 1 - 2 gig of ram to the virtual instance for each OS you need to run at the same time. Some older 64-bit dual core AMD processors had issues running virtualization of other 64-bit operating system.
useful utility programs & websites
a2ps (ascii 2 post script). I use this software to pretty print source code or other text files to almost any style. https://www.gnu.org/software/a2ps/
ntop - sort of like "top" but showing the network hogs in a system http://www.howtoforge.com/network_monitoring_with_ntop
FYI: grab any of the good FAQ or one-line statements for sed, nawk, perl, etc.