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Re: Installing nano-tiny in /bin [was Bug#92003]

Bas Zoetekouw <bas@debian.org>:
> I do not agree with you. For most daily purposes (writing mails, editing
> text files, etc), normal users will want to use wrapping. Thoses users
> that do often edit config files with long lines will now how to set
> their default to non-wrapping.

That's quite true. We are, however, specifically discussing the editor
in the base system and installation floppies which will be used for
editing configuration files in emergencies and other situations where
a more fully featured editor isn't available. For this, the editor's
default must be to not wrap lines unless the user asks it to.

We could have two versions of nano-tiny, with different defaults regarding
this, if we want to use it all (I have no opinion on whether we should
use it).

Lars Wirzenius <liw@wapit.com>
Architect, Kannel WAP and SMS Gateway project, Wapit Ltd, http://www.kannel.org

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