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Re: Newbie: Where's ed, vi, more (or less), man?
Well, I managed to install vim, but I couldn't get it to emulate vi
successfully, I read all the help stuff, and tried "vi -v file", but it
was still showing the "~" signs in blue.
I did a web search and came up with a port of vi that works under cygwin
I unzipped it into my /bin directory and I'm happy now; it's really
lean. I don't want to get cute here because I really, really appreciate
that people write free software (I mean that) but I have to say that the
whole experience of vim, namely being forced to use an "improved"
version of a program and then spending ages trying to make it behave
like the old version, is one of the reasons that people flee from
Windows in the first place. (For example, try turning off auto-insert
notification in windows XP - it's a nightmare!)
Thanks for your help, Larry.
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