Subject: Re: VI in dumb mode?
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Andrew Cagney <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/02/1994 10:53:28
Just to set one bit straight,

I thought that elvis (NetBSD 0.9) supported open mode.  I was wrong. 
Just found a machine to try it on.

So NetBSD hasn't lost any functionality and `soon' will gain some :-).

Any way,

I find Open Mode useful when I'm either using an unknown (possibly
hardcopy) terminal or the termcap/terminfo stuff is missing.  For me
this is typically when I've, yet again, got the /etc/fstab entries
wrong.  If I'm really desperate, I'll use ed.

					enjoy, Andrew