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Re: Bug#155376: what is default editor in /bin

On Sun, Aug 04, 2002 at 10:10:17AM -0700, Craig Dickson wrote:
> Is there any reason that nvi could not be moved to /bin and made
> eligible for "root default editor" status? The nvi package Depends only
> on libc6 and libncurses5, both of which live in /lib. Sure, nvi's binary
> is nearly ten times the size of nano-tiny, but if I can still mount my
> root partition, I'd rather use nvi than nano.

I think that nano has advantages as a default editor since newbies
(lowest common denominator) are guided by nano's onscreen menu. For
people who don't know vi, they are often lost in the default vi
screen. Does vi has a "newbie" mode to guide first time users that can
be set as a default for the "root default editor".

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