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4.4BSD re-implementation of vi - documentation files

Vi is the original screen based text editor for Unix systems. It is considered the standard text editor, and is available on almost all Unix systems.

Nvi is intended as a "bug-for-bug compatible" clone of the original BSD vi editor. As such, it doesn't have a lot of snazzy features as do some of the other vi clones such as elvis and vim. However, if all you want is vi, this is the one to get.

This package contains the tutorials and the reference manual.

Package version:1.81.6-8.1


nvi (1.81.6-8.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Build-depend on libdb4.7-dev (Closes: #555933)

 -- Moritz Muehlenhoff <>  Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:53:10 +0100

nvi (1.81.6-8) unstable; urgency=low

  * Fix generation of backup file names. Closes: #534732.
  * Bump Standards version to 3.8.2 (no changes).
  * Minor adjustments to make lintian's pedantic mode happ


Changes since 1.81.5
    * various compilation fixes
    * support for newer DBs
    * tcl support compiles again
Changes since 1.81.4
    * add Changes document
    * the preserve command overwrote the edited file; the problem
      is really in DB; a bandaid was added
    * configure changes
	- -rpath now on by default
	- check for iconv
    * handle incomplete/invalid input
    * upgrade libtoo


1.78 -> 1.79 (10/23/96)
	+ Rename delete() to del(), for C++.
	+ Add Spanish to the list of translations.
	+ Update to Perl 5.003_06, and other Perl interpreter updates.
	+ Update the set-edit-option interface for the scripting languages.
	+ Rework ex command parsing to match historic practice for backslash
	  escaped <newline> characters inside of global commands.
	+ Enhance the comment edit opti


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