intelligent following of directions, or following them by rote...
Sat Oct 8 18:45:00 GMT 2016
On 2016-10-07 16:04, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Andrey Repin wrote:
>> Greetings, Linda Walsh!
>>> Achim Gratz wrote:
>>>> Now, that last question of yours: No, the package manager should never
>>>> allow you to not install a base package. These are in category "Base"
>>>> precisely so the rest of the system can rely on the functionality
>>> But back to the 1st Q. What other programs will fail to work
>>> if the base-version of vim isn't installed?
>> The question is not about vim...
> But it is about vim. That's the package the user wanted to
> install their own version of.
> Anyway, thinking about what you are doing and why things are
> they way they are, is important -- which is why I asked, what affect
> on the cygwin installation would be if you didn't install the base
> vim package? If you don't know the answer, then maybe the defaults
> are for you, but if you have an idea of what vim does and how it might
> be used to run the rest of cygwin, then you might experiment to find
> if things fail or continue to work w/o the base-vim. Just a thought.
Type v inside a PAGER (e.g. less or more).
Run an editor on the current (long) command line in readline or shell history.
Edit a commit message in any VCS.
Edit crontab entries.
You can change some of these if you prefer ed or emacs (EDITOR, VISUAL),
and ex is a symlink to vi (vim-minimal).
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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