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Re: vi alternate problem



Nathan E Norman wrote:
On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 08:12:29PM -0500, Tom Allison wrote:

One day I installed 'vim'.

Now I have nothing that is recognized as 'vi'

What do I actually install in order to regain this tidy little editor?


Hrm.  Post the output of 'update-alternatives --display vi' ideally
you'd see something like

 nnorman@lindon:~ $ update-alternatives --display vi
 vi - status is auto.
  link currently points to /usr/bin/vim
 /usr/bin/nvi - priority 30
  slave vi.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/nvi.1.gz
 /usr/bin/vim - priority 120
  slave vi.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/vim.1.gz
 Current `best' version is /usr/bin/vim.

Which version of the vim package do you have installed?  Does 'vim'
work?


BUSTED on line one:


vi - status is manual.
 link currently points to /bin/elvis-tiny
/usr/bin/nvi - priority 30
 slave vi.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/nvi.1.gz
/usr/bin/vim - priority 120
 slave vi.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/vim.1.gz
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/vim.


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