vim, nvi, and making them work together...
A few days ago I tried editing a text file with nvi rather than the Linux default, vim. For me, vim has too many improvements. At any rate, because I had begun editing with vim, when I wrote the file to disk [ :w ] I got a surprise warning that I had truncated the file. I had been using 8-bit bytes rather that the older vi's version. I had removed the file~ to clean up the directory I was working and lost an hour's worth of work.
In my ~/.zshrc I have the LC_CTYPE [&c] set to something like us_US.UTS-8. Is this causing vim to use 8-bit mode. If I switch back to the ISO.8859-1 as my character default will that cause vim and and nvi to work interchangably? And how about the many new files I have written in 8-bit mode?
I've hacked several things in C with vim and don't want to lose them!
thanks in advance, you guys.