Linked by Gabe Yoder on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:51 UTC
FreeBSD We've all heard the age old argument second only to the vi vs. emacs religious wars: FreeBSD Vs Linux. As a long time linux user, I decided that is was time I spent some time on the other side of the fence to see if it was any greener. Oh, and by the way, vi rules.
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About vi
by renoX on Thu 13th Nov 2003 06:32 UTC

mike_c wrote:
>The beauty of using vi on fbsd is that it is real vi.

Well using "real vi" has also drawbacks: the next time I can't see the end of a file because there is a line too long for vi (THE real vi: on Solaris..), I'm going to be quite pissed off.

And are you sure you need to install pine for using vim???
I never installed it and have been using vim for quite some time..

chicobaud wrote:
>"vi like emacs" = no need for linux vim extensions

vim is not specific to linux you know..
I've been using it on Solaris quite happily since a few years (it saved me from Sniff, which is a pig, even more bloated than emacs if you can beleive it).
And the idea of turning vi into something like emacs made me shiver!