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4.4BSD re-implementation of vi

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.

Package version:1.81.6-8.1


This is a development version of nvi.
Use at your own risk.

Please do not contact the original authors about bugs you
find in this version. Contact instead.

There is no guarantee that anything in this version will be
available in upcoming stable releases.

New versions will be made available on

As always this software comes with absolutely N



* Debian tracks the development branch of nvi (1.81.6) since the release
  of Etch. This branch has support for multibyte character sets (i.e.
  UTF-8). The nvi package is built with UTF support, however the feature
  is quite young and nvi goes to great lengths to preserve historic
  behaviour in many respects, so if there are problems with nvi's charset
  handling, please report the


#	$Id: README,v 8.153 2001/04/30 09:31:12 skimo Exp $ (Berkeley) $Date: 2001/04/30 09:31:12 $

This is version 1.81.6 (2007-11-18) of nex/nvi, a reimplementation of the ex/vi
text editors originally distributed as part of the Fourth Berkeley
Software Distribution (4BSD), by the University of California, Berkeley.

The directory layout is as follows:

    LICENSE ....... Copyright, use and redistri


@(#)FAQ	8.13 (Berkeley) 10/14/96

Q: How can I get vi to display my character set?
A: Vi uses the C 


VI(1)                                                          VI(1)

       ex, vi, view - t


nvi (1.81.6-8.1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Non-maintainer upload.
  * Build-depend on libdb4.7-d


Changes since 1.81.5
    * various compilation fixes
    * support for newer DBs
    * tcl support c


1.78 -> 1.79 (10/23/96)
	+ Rename delete() to del(), for C++.
	+ Add Spanish to the list of translat

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