The question of moving vi to /bin
erich at apsara.com.sg
Fri Jun 26 01:50:44 UTC 2009
On 26 June 2009 am 09:06:49 Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 08:20:19 +0800, Erich Dollansky
<erich at apsara.com.sg> wrote:
> >On 25 June 2009 pm 19:13:14 Konrad Heuer wrote:
> >> Maybe you're right, maybe not.
> >> 20 years ago, I've written and edited voluminous fortran
> >> code on a silly rs232 terminal using ed. So, it is possible,
> >> and one
> > I do not believe you. This must have been 30 years back.
> As far as 16 years back, VT220/VT320 terminals were in wide use
> in universities. Some of us learned our first regexp stuff by
not only there, but ed was not the editor of choice even those
> reading the source of ed(1) and typing small programs in those
> terminals. vi(1) was available for a long time before 1993,
> but this doesn't mean other editors had died out by then :)
If I remember right, I used something like ed only in the
A collegue programmed then even a WordStar clone for RSX to have a
Of course, only for VT-100 Terminals.
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