Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 05:11:51 UTC
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=258622 Bug ID: 258622 Summary: Default text editor - vi - is difficult to use for many, and most definitely not intuitive. Product: Base System Version: Unspecified Hardware: Any OS: Any Status: New Severity: Affects Many People Priority: --- Component: misc Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org Reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org A text edit is essential. The default text edit is vi. This is difficult to use for many, and most definitely not intuitive. One of the main difficulties is getting out of it. This affect new users of Freebsd who may have never used a non-graphical system before. It also affects seasoned users. I have never liked vi, and often been stumped. Esc - q - Bang - Enter This is ridiculous! It does not reflect the current general state of usability of Freebsd. Included with Freebsd is the editor ee. This is simple, intuitive, and has instructions for use included at the top of the screen. I recommend that the default editor be changed from vi to ee. Although I do understand that the environment variable EDITOR can be set to change the behaviour, the default editor should be completely usable in the first place. Thank you. -- You are receiving this mail because: You are the assignee for the bug.