vi manpage (another stab)

Don Smith don_smith at
Sun Jan 26 23:01:09 PST 2003

"Seth W.Klein" wrote:
> jsmaby at wrote:
> >
> > Rather than make a symlink for the manpage, I suggest something like:
> > echo ".so man1/vim.1" > /usr/share/man/man1/vi.1
> > This way, one can gzip all their man pages without worrying about
> > attempting to gzip vim.1 twice (well, gzip just gives an error
> > for symlinks, but they're still named incorectly after
> > gzipping the file they point to).
> I agree with this. The Manpage-HOWTO recommends it and gives a
> more verbose explanation for the recommendation.
Okay, since we are now using up disk space, then amend the suggestion to
adding a statement along the lines of "if you want to use the *old*
names with man..."

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