The question of moving vi to /bin

Chad Perrin perrin at
Wed Jun 24 16:08:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 04:22:19PM +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote:
> You also suggested doing away with ed and /rescue/vi altogether. You may not 
> need statically-linked tools very often, but when you do need them, you 
> *REALLY* need them. Don't suggest throwing them away without thinking through 
> the implications.

I think the intent was to do away with /bin/ed and /rescue/vi in favor of
/bin/vi -- not to do away with /bin/ed and /rescue/vi and replace them
with nothing.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: ]
Quoth Alan Kay: "I invented the term 'Object-Oriented', and I can tell
you I did not have C++ in mind."
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