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Date:      Thu, 4 Jan 1996 13:41:54 -0500 (EST)
From:      William Bulley <>
To: (Marty Leisner)
Subject:   Re: which vi is used in FreeBSD 2.1 ??
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Marty Leisner" at Jan 4, 96 09:39:04 am

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According to Marty Leisner:
> My understanding is the Bill Joy vi doesn't even catch SIGWINCH...
> Would you prefer a vi (like Sun's) which doesn't resize in an xterm?

My original question was to understand the lineage, not the functionality
of the vi in FreeBSD 2.1

I view it as "a good thing" that nvi derives from Bill Joy's vi and hope
and trust that since then, enhancements have been made to nvi so that it
_does_ resize in an xterm (catching SIGWINCH or not!) and other things...




William Bulley, N8NXN              Senior Systems Research Programmer
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