Re: vi in Debian (slink)
On Sun, Apr 04, 1999 at 05:37:06PM +1000, Tyson Dowd wrote:
> Major Advantages to using vim over nvi:
> - multiple undo
> - region select
> - recordable macros
> - :command history
> - filename completion
> - multiple buffers/split windows
> - identifier completion (^P, ^N).
> - intelligent reformatting (Q)
> - syntax highlighting
> - good online help
Some of these features sound useful, especially filename completion
and perhaps command history. For multiple buffers, I use multiple logins,
> I believe vim is responsible for a large productivity increase over vi,
> and has further pushed back any need to learn emacs. I haven't yet any
> vi user who hasn't been converted after being shown a few major vim
However, vim is not standard. I routinely work on HP-UX these days
and doubt that vim is installed there, for example.
Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD.
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