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
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