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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 16:27:24 -0500
From:      "Garrett A. Wollman" <>
To:        William Bulley <>
Subject:   which vi is used in FreeBSD 2.1 ??
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<<On Tue, 2 Jan 1996 15:53:22 -0500 (EST), William Bulley <> said:

> Subject says it all.  Some modern flavours of UNIX on PCs use
> a less that true Bill Joy derived version of vi.  Which version
> if vi does FreeBSD use in 2.1 release?

The `vi' that Bill Joy wrote was derived from the source code to the
`ed' that belonged (at the time) to Ma Bell.  You would have to pay a
large amount of money to the current owners of that source code (I
think it's still Novell) to buy a source license.


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