intelligent following of directions, or following them by rote...

Brian Inglis
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
>>>> provided.
>>>         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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