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Re: How many users for /usr/bin/view ?

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Following a suggestion in http://bugs.debian.org/457898, the
> mime-support packages links /usr/bin/view to /usr/bin/see via the
> alternatives system, since the vim package also provides /usr/bin/view
> in such a way.

> These two ‘view’ commands do not provide the same functions, which
> triggers bugs such as http://bugs.debian.org/623384.

> I will most probably remove /usr/bin/view from mime-support, but just in
> case, I would like to hear if some people are strongly relying on it.

Perhaps this is just because I'm an old UNIX person, but I would expect
the view command to launch vi in read-only mode.  So I'm in favor of
dropping linking it to see.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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