Originally Posted by samclem
Ctrl+ K D = "Save my work and exit" in Wordstar. Yep, the good old days of the C: prompt and DOS. Wordstar wasn't very forgiving--if you selected "Exit" it would rapidly comply, without offfering users the chance to save their work. I got burned several times.
maybe so, but it sure was fast once you got used to it. Before the days of mice, you could move around in a large text file very quickly using control sequences and didn't have to take your hands off the keyboard to use a mouse cursor. The advent of the mouse and Word seriously slowed things down.
The commands in Word Star were laid out so you could leave your little finger on the left control key and move the cursor anywhere in the file rapidly. Rather than being mnemonic, the positioning commands ere laid out for maximum efficiency.
Actually, Word Star even predated DOS, being happy to run on CP/M.
Ahh...those were the days.