[clug] Text editor

Scott Ferguson scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 14:02:36 MDT 2014

On 27/10/14 00:32, Bryan Kilgallin wrote:
> Scott:
>> You've confirmed a previous posters speculation - in this
>> instance "vi" is provided by "busybox".
>> ("vi" is *not* provided twice).
> Via a text window on my desktop computer, in the phone, I launched vi.
> And so I discovered that help was not implemented!

$ busybox vi -H
These features are available:
        Pattern searches with / and ?
        Last command repeat with '.'
        Line marking with 'x
        Named buffers with "x
        Some colon mode commands with ':'
        Settable options with ":set"
        Signal catching- ^C
        Job suspend and resume with ^Z
        Adapt to window re-sizes
BusyBox v1.20.2 (Debian 1:1.20.0-7) multi-call binary.

Usage: vi [OPTIONS] [FILE]...


        -c      Initial command to run ($EXINIT also available)
        -R      Read-only
        -H      Short help regarding available features

Kind regards

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