Brute force

  1. It's less keys than quitting emacs but as a former emacs user I would get confused, Ctrl+Z to put vi to sleep, and then kill it.

  2. It's a lot faster if you spend about half an hour learning the basics and it can get better from there. There's also a slew of software that uses Vi/Vim keyboard shortcuts that benefit people with RSI, wrist problems, etc (and are also faster than reaching for your mouse all the time).

  3. Just the dd command in itself is worth learning a few vim commands. It’s like comparing notepad to notepad++, they’re not the same!

  4. I started with nano but it's like notepad in that it's very basic, I used emacs for a decade if not more, then I switched to vi when I got tired of manually installing emacs on servers.

  5. I use vim for programming, and the difference is really night and day. Just pike everyone says, steep learning curve at first, then bliss.

  6. Beacuse it's ten thousand times more powerful. I made it an entire IDE with 5 languages support, interactive enrivonment, LaTeX editing with hot reload, git integration, theme changing (dark/light), extremely fast navigation, hell even image viewer, and still a lot more.

  7. For me it's installed on pretty much every distro by default, if I am logging in on an emergency I can default to it. no need to install anything more

  8. The same reason why the military uses jet planes instead of tricycles. They have a steeper learning curve but maaaaan are they fast.

  9. That's like asking why people write code in an IDE instead of something like Notepad, or Photoshop instead of Paint, or whatever

  10. idk ive personally never really liked nano and vim seems far more intuitive and quicker, just run a command to do something.

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