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Old 06-13-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question How do I create a symbolic link so vi opens up vim?

I was doing some reading around trying to figure out how to get vim to work like it did when I was using redhat, and I got that figured out. But now, I don't know how to get vi to open up to vim. After some reading I figured out that /usr/bin/vi is a symlink to elvis, and to get it to open up vim you delete that symlink and make it a symlink to vim. My question is how do I do this? I tried some searching but I couldn't find anything on it. Thanks for the help.
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rm /usr/bin/vi
ln -s /usr/bin/vim /usr/bin/vi
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Old 06-13-2004, 10:08 PM   #4
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like the previous post says, or simply put:

alias vi vim

in your .cshrc, .bashrc, etc.
Old 06-14-2004, 03:53 AM   #5
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for bash: alias vi="vim"
for csh : alias vi vim

and export VISUAL="vim" (for bash)
setenv VISUAL vim (for csh)

to use vim color feature in crontab for example

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