emacs in default selection ?

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Thu Oct 7 10:23:42 CDT 2004

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 02:50:41AM -0300, Fábio Mendes wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 14:56 +1000, Jordan Wightman wrote:
> > True. I've been on a box where this happened and it took me a couple of 
> > hours before my brain unfroze.
> Yeah I understand. Actually I got used to type vi because it was my 1st
> unix editor. Now I saw the light and I'm completely sick of it :-) but I
> just don't keep from vi'ing the files under /etc. The solution that
> worked for me was symlinking vi to a sane editor (mcedit, in the case). 
> Seriously now. I suggest using the symlink because people expect vi to
> be installed in all unix systems, either they like it or not. So if
> we're not going to ship any vi, it should be at least an alias to the
> default editor in Ubuntu,

That's not the case. We are going to ship a vi. (In any case, an alias
would be *far* worse than removing it altogether. It would be like
aliasing ls to nautilus.)


Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at canonical.com]

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