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RE: vi, emacs do nothing, not even error out or not found

On 06 February 2007 04:36, Igor Peshansky wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 06:16:46PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>> On 05 February 2007 17:54, Arved Sandstrom wrote:
>>>> I've used cygwin in the distant past, several times, and I don't remember
>>>> this being a problem. What I mean by "doing nothing" is just that - I
>>>> type "vi", "vim", "emacs" (they are all installed) and I simply return
>>>> to a new prompt. There is no error, because the programs are evidently
>>>> found; they are in my PATH.
>>>  Say, what does this have to do with hippos anyway?
>>>> I can't imagine that it's an X issue - PuTTy doesn't have a problem
>>>> running vi when I contact from Windows to Linux. After all, you are just
>>>> temporarily swapping out the contents of the terminal window.
>>>> I'd prefer an error, because that would indicate what's happening.
>>> $ vi && echo $?
>>> 228
>>> $ grep 228 /usr/include/sys/errno.h
>>> #define EHIPPOHEAD		/*  A hippo has fallen on my head */
>> Once again regretting going back to being in a cubicle...
>> "The snort heard round the office..."
> PTC?
> 	Igor

  I don't think you can get patches for snorting.  Smoking, yes, but snorting,
no way.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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