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Re: VIM features

Previously Bdale Garbee wrote:
> Why do people insist on installing 'vim' as 'vi'?  It isn't vi, and
> while I'm sure it's a perfectly reasonable editor, I've found if
> fairly disconcerting when I've stumbled onto a system where vim was
> masquerading as vi.  Why not just install it as 'vim', use it as
> 'vim', and be happy?

Because vim is a perfectly normal vi if you invoke it as vi and
use a standard configuration such as the Debian package tries
to use. If it's not vi compatible in any way that is a bug and I
would like to know about it.


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