A Quick Guide to vi
Subject:   Re: or *don't* use pico
Date:   2003-02-26 05:20:01
From:   anonymous2
> beware of pico. It does strange things will long
> lines, which is not entirely surprising when its
> major function is to compose email messages.
> What *will* be surprising is the havoc you can
> wreak by having your system configuration files
> broken in all the wrong places!!

The default Mac OS X /usr/bin/pico is compiled with the -w flag so this is not a problem. If you compile your own pine & pico (which I did), then you need to use "pico -w filename" if you used pico to edit config files.

Good thing to be aware of though,