Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 16:27:24 -0500
From:      "Garrett A. Wollman" <wollman@lcs.mit.edu>
To:        William Bulley <web@merit.edu>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   which vi is used in FreeBSD 2.1 ??
Message-ID:  <9601022127.AA18783@halloran-eldar.lcs.mit.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199601022053.PAA16382@ohm.merit.edu>
References:  <199601022053.PAA16382@ohm.merit.edu>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
<<On Tue, 2 Jan 1996 15:53:22 -0500 (EST), William Bulley <web@merit.edu> 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.

-GAWollman

--
Garrett A. Wollman   | Shashish is simple, it's discreet, it's brief. ... 
wollman@lcs.mit.edu  | Shashish is the bonding of hearts in spite of distance.
Opinions not those of| It is a bond more powerful than absence.  We like people
MIT, LCS, ANA, or NSA| who like Shashish.  - Claude McKenzie + Florent Vollant



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?9601022127.AA18783>