Re: [dev] fast-booting to text editor

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:40:28 +0100

David Tweed dixit (2011-03-20, 18:21):

> Hi, one of those general suckless software questions:
> I'm in a position where I'll be both commuting a lot and needing to
> write a lot of text (review coments) over the coming months. I've got
> a "spare" old but very small, low weight notebook PC I plan to try and
> use. The only requirements I have are that there be a decent text
> editor, a filesystem that can hold several files and the ability to
> move files onto/off-of my permanent full-capacity PC. (I'd actually
> prefer not to have any other facilities.)
> The obvious thing to do would be to install a standard linux distro,
> try and remove as many uneeded services and then just keep hibernating
> it. However, my experience is that linux is not particuarly snappy
> booting from a hibernate image, partly because there's so many
> programs that want to be paged back in and partly because it needs to
> still slowly start up any hardware it can find on the machine.
> I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas/experience of any more
> minimal solution, or if I should just go with the original plan.

You may not like emacs, but this could be inspiring:

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