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Old 06-24-2005, 04:30 AM   #1
Lallo
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Why elvis as vi clone?


Hello,
I was just wondering why it's elvis is used as standard vi clone in slackware.
http://elvis.the-little-red-haired-girl.org/
I don't think it's just a case, and I must admit that vim on red hat has a better default syntax highlighting IMHO. :-P
 
Old 06-24-2005, 05:00 AM   #2
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i'm not exactly sure why, but maybe it's because of it's much smaller footprint...

keep in mind that vim is still provided in the ap directory either way...

there's also jed and joe if you want...


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Old 06-24-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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I think this is because elvis is lighter, close to UNIX original vi
or it is just a taste reason (more likely)
 
Old 06-24-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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must be the name
 
Old 06-24-2005, 03:43 PM   #5
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As win32sux and keefaz, elvis is lightweight both in size and memory footprint.

It's in the a/ directory so if you want to choose a minimal install by selecting directory packages you'll get at least a "vi kind" editor.

Vim is in the ap/ directory which is not needed for a minimal installation and it's default behaviour is somewhat rude until you use the suplied the /usr/share/vim/vim63/vimrc_example.vim config file.

Personally I prefer to use mcedit when I need to edit config files.
 
  


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