Re: How many users for /usr/bin/view ?
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>