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Emacs vs. Vi

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Emacsnoun

(computing) Any implementation or reimplementation of Emacs.

Vinoun

(grammar) nodot=1 (often appears in dual language dictionaries)

Emacs

Emacs or EMACS (Editor MACroS) is a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility. The manual for the most widely used variant, GNU Emacs, describes it as .

‘the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor’;

Vinoun

the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

Vinoun

more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States

Viadjective

denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

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Vi

vi (pronounced as distinct letters, ) is a screen-oriented text editor originally created for the Unix operating system. The portable subset of the behavior of vi and programs based on it, and the ex editor language supported within these programs, is described by (and thus standardized by) the Single Unix Specification and POSIX.The original code for vi was written by Bill Joy in 1976, as the visual mode for a line editor called ex that Joy had written with Chuck Haley.

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