Subject: Re: vi update?
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Olaf Seibert <email@example.com>
Date: 02/20/2000 13:19:28
The reason I proposed vim in the first place was because it looked like
licensing issues prevented using a fixed version of nvi. If this is not
the case, then my proposal will be less relevant of course.
On Sun 20 Feb 2000 at 00:14:31 -0700, Miles Nordin wrote:
>[...] those giant vim binaries.
configure --enable-min-features --without-x --disable-gui will reduce
the size somewhat. I tried it on my alpha and I get
azenomei:/tmp/vim-5.6/src$ l /usr/bin/vi /usr/pkg/bin/gvim /usr/pkg/bin/vim vim
-r-xr-xr-x 3 root wheel 381272 Aug 1 1999 /usr/bin/vi*
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 3 Feb 9 17:43 /usr/pkg/bin/gvim@ -> vim
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 972864 Feb 9 17:43 /usr/pkg/bin/vim*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 rhialto wheel 526456 Feb 20 13:05 vim*
(gvim here is the version with Athena widgets)
> vim is good. i understand that people who like vim, like vim. please
> don't take this as an insult--i'm merely taking advantage of the
> opportunity to make fun of a bunch of _other_ people. and, i guess i just
> don't think it's proper for us to hand vim to people when they asked for
> vi. if people want vim, they'll ask for vim. they'll type 'vim' at the
> prompt. vim is not vi any more. it's not!
"rm $HOME/.vimrc" (i.e., default installation) will get you a very
compatible vim, even disabling all extra niceties such as unlimited
undo, command line history, etc. "echo set compatible >>.vimrc" will do
the same in case you don't want to do the first.
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