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

On 06 February 2007 12:34, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 07:20:41AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 10:16:51AM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>> 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?
>>> I don't think you can get patches for snorting.  Smoking, yes, but
>>> snorting, no way.
>> I guess if the patch covered your nose ane mouse that would help.
>                                             mouth
> Too early to be sending email and probably too late to make an unmocked
> correction...

  Good call!

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

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