[BL] vi editor
mriscott at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 27 04:53:11 EDT 2004
> Anyone know what SW package vi itself is actually in? I'm wanting to get
> my hands dirty with playing with it, but can't seem to find the package
> that it's in. Done a grep of MANIFEST (after ungzipping), and grep of
> PACKAGES but neither seems to have it listed. The only thing is vim, but
> I want old fashioned vi for now. I know there are many other editors out
> there that can give me the same functionality, but for now I want strictly
> vi. So any suggestions on which package it's found in?
You rarely see vi itself in linux these days.
You probably want one of the enhanced clones:
elvis - slakware/a2/elvis.tgz
vim - slakware/ap1/vim.tgz
Both these create executables which work like vi, but with extras (more undo
levels, support for compiling, etc, etc).
Vim is bigger, but also better. Take what you want.
fwiw, all you actually need from elvis is the executable, if you are really
short of space.
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