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Re: no vi editor??

Dave Korn wrote:
On 22 June 2007 17:46, KAYVEN RIESE wrote:

On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Dave Korn wrote:

On 22 June 2007 17:33, KAYVEN RIESE wrote:

kayve@kayve-PC ~
$ vi test
bash: vi: command not found

kayve@kayve-PC ~
aww man, u gotta be kidding!!!

No, we don't gotta! See "2.8. What packages should I download? Where are 'make', 'gcc', 'vi', etc? " at

but why? why wouldn't it be default?? {:(

Because no matter what set of defaults anyone could possibly choose, it's going to have things in it that some people don't want, and it's going to omit things that some people do want.

  So the default for cygwin is a very minimal installation, just enough to get
the basic system up and running.  (This is also an important consideration for
people with slow/dialup net connections or who want to install cygwin to
somewhere with limited space such as a flash drive).  Everything else is

And don't forget the oldie but goodie:


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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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