[lug] vi/vim again

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Sat Feb 12 16:42:36 MST 2000

One thing to keep in mind however is that vi is what's available across
numerous unices.  I have been disappointed a number of times to find
what vim does isn't what vi does on an HP-UX (multi-level undo is the
first thing that comes to mind).  Anyway, it doesn't hurt to keep in
mind that there is a core set of commands that work everywhere and then
there are the niceties that have been added on a per program basis.


Ralf Mattes wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, PC Drew wrote:
> > Before I start writing section 2, was section 1 enough for most
> > people?  Is there anything that I should have mentioned?
> One thing i really like in vim is 'v': you can highlight sections
> of text and then perform operations on the section. It's not a
> standard vi feature but it often is easier than typing complicated
> range commands.
>  Ralf

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