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Re: Vim vs Elvis -- was "Mutt's Editor"

On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 09:25:53AM +0000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> In article <20001013102658.A11948@ourmanpann.com>,
> Pann McCuaig  <pann@oz.net> wrote:
> >I still use nvi on occasion 'cause it will show me ^M's in a file and
> >it's easier to `nvi file` than to look up how to get vim to do it.  ;->
> vim -b file (binary mode). Also handy to edit binaries to change
> hardcoded strings or pathnames.

in elvis, we can :disp hex (or just :di he for short) and get
nice color-coded hex editing (elvis works hard to determine file
type when the buffer is first filled -- there's even a perl errormsg
work around for :cc syntax checking). and a quick ^Wd toggles between
syntax and normal display modes.

elvis reads html files and becomes a fully-net-enabled console web browser
with hot links and other highlighting!  (^Wd to display the html syntax
instead.) in fact, that's how the elvis online help is displayed.

(and elvis does have a TeX display mode, for those who inquired...)


vim may have all these features too, but i wouldn't know, having
found elvis ...

i was hoping someone knew both and could differentiate the two.

things are more like they used to be than they are now.

will@serensoft.com *** http://www.dontUthink.com/

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