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View Poll Results: Which vi do you use?
original vi 10 19.23%
nvi 4 7.69%
vile 0 0%
elvis 0 0%
vim 34 65.38%
some other vi clone 0 0%
I don't use vi 4 7.69%
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Old 11th September 2008
DrJ DrJ is offline
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You're welcome, TerryP.

I've always just used "vi" on FreeBSD, but I wondered about whether "nvi" was installed. /usr/bin has both, but they are the same file size, and diff shows no differences between the files.

Are they the same? If so, why not just use a symbolic link and save a bit of disk space?
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nvi, vi, vim

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