The question of moving vi to /bin

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Thu Jun 25 21:16:00 UTC 2009

I like M$ "Notepad" - is there a version of that for FBSD? Actually the old "edit" from dos is sweet too....

----- Original Message -----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at <owner-freebsd-questions at>
To: Konrad Heuer <kheuer2 at>
Cc: Manish Jain <invalid.pointer at>; bf1783 at <bf1783 at>; FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Thu Jun 25 15:50:01 2009
Subject: Re: The question of moving vi to /bin


> 20 years ago, I've written and edited voluminous fortran code on a silly
> rs232 terminal using ed. So, it is possible, and one can learn basics of
> ed in less than a hour. Don't you think so?

Not when editors like ee and vi are available and more spoken of in
today's topics.

And I know it was mentioned, but the OP seems to have ignored or
refused to acknowledge /rescue/vi which is in the / partition as it's
defaulted partitioned.  Why are we still talking about /usr/bin/vi
(dynamically linked) when /rescue/vi (statically linked) is both in /
and would work for us?
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