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Re: replace nvi with traditional vi?

From: Michael Neumann <michaelneuma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:48:43 +0100

2009/12/14 Steve Shorter <steve@netfirms.com>
On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 05:58:45PM +0300, Alexander Polakov wrote:
>  I think we can safely replace nvi with traditional vi [1].
>  vi supports UTF-8 and then we could use UTF-8 locale
>  systemwide. nvi is old and unmaintained, but supports
>  more configuration options, while vi is much simpler.
>  Anyway, if you want a really powerful text editor it
>  would be vim or emacs.
>  Do you use feature nvi provides? Would you suffer if it's
>  replaced with a smaller vi?
>  [1] http://ex-vi.sourceforge.net/

       The above link says "multiple screens" are a fancy feature and
not supported.  Having a vi that can do split screen is essential AFAIC.

But our vi can't do ":sp" or am I missing something? That's why I am using vim :)



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