[K12OSN] Re: Ubuntu and vi

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Mon Jul 14 09:01:57 UTC 2008

David L. Willson wrote:

> Thank you, Sean.  This resolves a ~huge~ bother for me.

On my Ubuntu system /usr/bin/vi is a symlink to /etc/alternatives/vi.  
No need to change the symlink, you can just install the vim-gnome  
package (Ubuntu comes with only vim-tiny installed by default I  
believe) and run 'sudo update-alternatives --config vi' to set your  
preference (mine is pointing to /usr/bin/vim.gnome).

Nils Breunese.

> On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 09:02:48 -0700, Sean Harbour wrote
>> If you've noticed that the vi command in Ubuntu is a little too much
>> "old school", use vim instead, or
>> just fix the sim link at /usr/bin/vi to point to /etc/alternatives/ 
>> vim.
>> -- 
>> Sean Harbour
>> Senior Network Engineer
>> Northwest Regional Education Service District
>> Helpdesk: 503-614-1400
>> Desk: 503-614-1448
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>> Email: sharbour at nwresd.k12.or.us
> -- David

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