The question of moving vi to /bin

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Fri Jun 26 01:56:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:50:31 +0800, Erich Dollansky <erich at> wrote:
> On 26 June 2009 am 09:06:49 Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>> 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
> days anymore.

Heh, true.  I only later found out though, when a local admin hit me in
the head with a SunOS vi manual.  I've lost contact with him a long time
ago, but boy am I glad he pointed me at those SunOS manuals...

> If I remember right, I used something like ed only in the Seventies.

Ouch! :-)

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