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Re: vi, emacs do nothing, not even error out or not found

On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 07:20:41AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 10:16:51AM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>On 06 February 2007 04:36, Igor Peshansky wrote:
>>> On Mon, 5 Feb 2007, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 06:16:46PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>>>>> On 05 February 2007 17:54, Arved Sandstrom wrote:
>>>>>> I've used cygwin in the distant past, several times, and I don't remember
>>>>>> this being a problem. What I mean by "doing nothing" is just that - I
>>>>>> type "vi", "vim", "emacs" (they are all installed) and I simply return
>>>>>> to a new prompt. There is no error, because the programs are evidently
>>>>>> found; they are in my PATH.
>>>>>  Say, what does this have to do with hippos anyway?
>>>>>> I can't imagine that it's an X issue - PuTTy doesn't have a problem
>>>>>> running vi when I contact from Windows to Linux. After all, you are just
>>>>>> temporarily swapping out the contents of the terminal window.
>>>>>> I'd prefer an error, because that would indicate what's happening.
>>>>> $ vi && echo $?
>>>>> 228
>>>>> $ grep 228 /usr/include/sys/errno.h
>>>>> #define EHIPPOHEAD		/*  A hippo has fallen on my head */
>>>> Once again regretting going back to being in a cubicle...
>>>> "The snort heard round the office..."
>>> PTC?
>>I don't think you can get patches for snorting.  Smoking, yes, but
>>snorting, no way.
>I guess if the patch covered your nose ane mouse that would help.

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