[lug] vi question
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Sat Aug 16 10:46:44 MDT 2008
Collins Richey wrote:
> If you are running ubuntu or a recent Debian distro, the brilliant
> doughnut heads decided to make something called vim-minimal (guess at
> the package name) instead of vim the default vi-editor. That package
> gives you all the wonderful functionality that standard vi had in the
> unices of yore.
Do you mean vim-tiny (there's no vim-minimal in Debian unstable)?
Do you mean the editor alternative is set to vim-tiny? Or that vim-tiny
was the only editor with a high enough priority to get installed? (I
don't know an easy way to see all the packages with a specific priority.)
Perhaps you just happen to be running in compatibility mode? When I run
vim-tiny it doesn't do syntax highlighting but it does have multi-level
undo, command and search history, and formatting (gq). I don't think vi
has any of those.
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