vi manpage (another stab)
bdubbs at swbell.net
Mon Jan 27 22:49:02 PST 2003
Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>On January 25, 2003 07:09 pm, Greg Schafer wrote:
>>Expecting man vi to work is reasonable I s'pose...
>>Lets not forget why we are here, and the goals of the project.
>It could get touchy. Symlinks for sure are not an option. The gzip problem
>mentioned earlier is one reason. The other problem: what if you go install
>the real vi program at some point. It'll probably overwrite the vi.1 man page
>but it's a link to vim.1 so you end up loosing your vim man page. That ain't
>The same can be said for the yacc and lex man pages, better make them real
>files with ".so manx/real.x" in them.
>I think we can find a middle ground. A man page for vi might be nice, I
>wouldn't do one for sh though (not many people use sh directly, mostly only
>shell scripts do for all the good reasons), or for the groff programs.
Would hard links work? A copy over would not destroy the original.
Also an update to (say) vim, would not update vi.
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