On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 11:17:45AM -0800, Gary W. Swearingen wrote: > Kevin Kinsey <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > You can avoid that pain without making / much bigger by installing the > editors/e3 port and moving /usr/local/bin/e3* to /bin/. You'll get > fair "vi", "emacs", "pico", "wordstar", and "nedit" emulators, all in > less than 13000 bytes. > > I'm sure ed(1) will be with us 'till the end, but I wish "e3" was also > included in the base i386 FreeBSD. Or even a bigger (but small) "vi" > editor clone that would work on all CPUs. There are several that seem > negligibly small compared to much of the other stuff I see in /*bin/.
That does sound nice. However, I don't suppose it'll be done, for either licensing or historical reasons. [But who am I to say, of course ;-) --- I guess nothing stops me from doing it myself.... ] That's quite a bit smaller even than ee, or even ed! I may try e3 ... thanks for the pointer, or I may make it SOP to cp ee(1) to /bin when setting up boxes in the future; I do recall once upon a time being stranded with nothing but ed(1) on a disk that was pretty screwed up.... Kevin Kinsey _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"