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In a nutshell: nano is simple, vim is powerful. If you only want to simply edit some textfiles, nano will be enough. In my opinion, vim is pretty advanced and complicated to use. You should expect some time to get into it before you're able to properly use it. Funny (but not too unrealistic) quote about vim: (source) I've been using vim for about 2 ...


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Vim and Nano are completely different terminal text editors. To differentiate, it will be better to list some features of them. Since we don't use terminal editors for normal edits or coding, I'm listing some of the most interesting features that help for the way we use them today. Nano: Easy to use and master. Nano has most of the shortcuts listed at ...


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They're both text editors, but the similarity pretty much ends there. It may seem strange that two text editors could be so different. The key is that they're both specialized text editors, made for two very different tasks. nano and vim (or rather, pico and vi, which they imitate) were designed for writing e-mails and programs, respectively. You're not ...


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Ctrl+L or :redraw! will clear and redraw the screen: CTRL-L CTRL-L Clear and redraw the screen. The redraw may happen later, after processing typeahead. :redr :redraw :redr[aw][!] Redraw the ...


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Vim is very powerful, but hard to learn. It is so called «modal editor» — as opposed to a common editor which is nano. Vim allows you to have all the text within a few key clicks, so if you're able to touch-type, your movement with pure keyboard would be even faster than with mouse. So, if you're not writing much — e.g. like programmers — then you could ...


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I have found an answer to my own question, I will leave it to the moderators discretion as to whether or not to delete these posts. Within the dia preferences there is an option for the preferred png translator; the default is called cairo PNG the issue is solved by using Pixbuf[png]. Apparently I need to learn more about the use and options of the system ...


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You don't need vi or vim if you like nano. Nano is easier to use if you are not familiar with vim. Vim is similar to vi, which is universal (it installed on almost all unix-like systems), but if you never used it before, you will need to look at some documentation/tutorial before you will be able to do anything with it.


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Default tabpagemax is 10 as being pointed out by muru. you can increase it by setting, for example to 100, to open 100 files max by default set tabpagemax=100 and then use vim -p *.c Does it have visible performance impact, Need to check Note: Adding as a answer here as I don't have enough repo to add comment



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