Install "pico"

Posted on 1998-06-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm sure you all know about pico. Un fortunately, I didn't get it installed.
I'm using Red Hat 5.0. Does anyone know what to choose during the installation
to install it?

Question by:MadHack

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I don't know exactly, my last installation was some months ago. But if there isn't a package for pico, install the mailreader "pine". This will install pico, since pico is the editor used by pine.

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I use suse5.2 and pico is part of package a1 and a2.

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Yes, pine should install pico.  I suggest
that if you like pico, learn emacs.  Emacs
works just like pico, but better.  I found
pico to limit my productivity after i learned
all of it's commands.  Don't
become discouraged, just remember the following

pico: exit: ^x
emacs: exit: ^c^x

pico: save: ^o
emacs: save: ^x^s

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I can't get pico in coz of lack of disk space. I'm using 'vi'


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richrussell earned 200 total points
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vi IS the way of the warrior. ;-)
Seriously though, knowing vi is very useful for when you need to do emergency repairs and all you've got is sed and cat.

You can get pico by installing the pine (yuk) mailer, and just not using the mail part.
Alternatively download pico.tar.gz (or whatever) and extract it into /usr/bin. Unfortunately this will be invisible to RedHat's RPM system and so may get overwritten by other installs.

If you install pico in it's own directory /usr/bin/pico and symbolic link to it from /usr/bin, it will be safe from glint.

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Ok thanks guys. I wonder how much space it takes.

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