I didn’t see where I had mentioned
pico though, which worried me for a second, and sent me off to DuckDuckGo to try and find where I had left it.
It wasn’t hiding though; I actually did mention pilot without making the logical jump to
pico is probably giving nano users a vicious case of deja-vu right now, because the layout and controls seem so very similar.
And I give it that: It does mirror what most GNU/Linux users will remember as their earliest (?) run-ins with text-based text editors.
The Debian package page for
pico insists it is not quite as powerful as nano, although I’m not sure how they came by that conclusion. Perhaps some features are missing that I can’t see from a cursory use.
Regardless, it means if you install alpine (or re-alpine), you’re getting not only a file manager in pilot, but a text editor in
pico too. How much would you pay for all this? Wait, don’t answer yet. …
Of course, the real pleasure in knowing that
pico is on hand, is seeing the humor in something like this: