The question of moving vi to /binHi,

Mark E Doner nuintari at
Sun Jun 28 15:57:52 UTC 2009

Erich Dollansky wrote:
> On 26 June 2009 am 10:02:30 Polytropon wrote:
>> Polytropon
>> From Magdeburg, Germany
> big brother is watching me.
> An xterm just came up with this message:
> "The default editor in FreeBSD is vi, which is efficient to use 
> when you have learned it, but somewhat user-unfriendly.  To use 
> ee (an easier but less powerful editor) instead, set the 
> environment variable EDITOR to /usr/bin/ee"
> Isn't this the best reasoning why it should stay as it is?
Wouldn't it be cool if there was an option you could toss in make.conf, 
like VI_PREFIX=foo, which defaults to /usr of course? Then people who 
want to move vi to /bin could rebuild world without worrying about it 
redoing such a move after every big upgrade, and people who don't want 
it moved, do nothing.

Not that I encourage feature creep or anything.

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