The question of moving vi to /bin

Gary Kline kline at
Fri Jun 26 20:20:33 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:01:02AM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:23:17 -0700, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:
> > 	what about j, k [down, up].  and h,l  [left, right]?
> > 	why reach over for the arrow keys!  oh, and o, and O
> > 	[open line below/Above], and 
> > 
> > 	\search
> > 
> > 	and that's 97 and 44/100ths of what you'll ever need.  
> Well, I'm not good at vi. As a lazy guy (TM) I honestly prefer
> ee, as long as the cursor keys work. If they don't, well, I
> have a "vi keyboard reference" in my "extremely important
> documentation folder" - and yes, it is a real folder, not a
> directory. :-) So if everything fails, there's still vi and
> the content of /rescue to get you back working.
> Maybe this is because vi scared me when using WEGA (which is
> the GDR's equivalent of UNIX System III, run on the P8000
> multi-user workstation). Well, we were all young, many many
> years in the distant past. :-)

	Ah yes.... true words, never spoken, etc.  And I had 
	(past tensed) one of those reference cards ... come to think 
	of it.   There're still tricks of vi I don't know.  Or, to
	be correct, nvi, which was said to be a "feature for feature, bug
	for bug" clone.  Yes, i am a geek, just not an extremist:)

> > 	ps:  when bill j. dies and meets st. pete at the pearly
> > 	     gate, pete'll say: "So what did you do--"  And bill
> > 	     will say, "I wrote vi."  red-carpet is rolled out
> > 	     :_)
> When Bill G. arrives at the pearly gate, ol' Pete won't ask
> him what he did do, instead send him to MICROS~1 C:\HELL.EXE
> with the advice to click on the devil to start the everlasting
> pain. :-)



> -- 
> Polytropon
> From Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...

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