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  • I am a born and breed vi user so I use vim. Vim is just vi on crack... it does the syntax coloring and such. It intragrates well into the os (linux, macos, macos x, bsd, solaris, hpux, aix, win 9x/nt4/2k/xp, etc). They even have a verison for msdos. it just rocks. (personal opinion). check them out (

    • Vim is not vi on crack, it's a munged vi. It breaks several of my habits in vi. If I have to use a vi, I use nvi, the actual successor to vi.
      If I need all the fancy gew-gaws of vim, I use something designed for gew-gaws: XEmacs...
      • by pne (661) on 2002.04.30 8:55 (#7735) Homepage Journal

        It breaks several of my habits in vi.

        Which ones? vim is supposed to be fairly compatible with vi (especially if the 'compatible' option is turned on).

        The only thing that comes to my mind is that you can't type 'uu' to go to the last line where you changed something (since vim has multi-level undo by default, the second 'u' won't Undo the Undo -- but one can probably turn that hebaviour off). But then, I'm not a hard-core vi user. What, specifically, breaks for you? (Honest question.)


        Esli epei eto cumprenan, shris soa Sfaha.
        Aettot ibrec epesecoth, spakhea scrifeteis.

        • I did not know of anything that it broke from being truely vi compatable. Please let me know. I have gotten used to vim and use it everywhere.