VI problem with latest update

Corinna Vinschen
Sun Jun 9 09:01:00 GMT 2013

On Jun  8 14:48, Karl M wrote:
> Hi All...
> With the latest update to VI (and the latest Cygwin (1.7.20), I get the following error starting VI.

Note especially:

  * The new vim-minimal package provides /usr/bin/ex and /usr/bin/vi, is
  compiled with the "small" feature set, and DOES NOT DEPEND ON

So vi complains about extended vim features in ~/.vimrc.  The workaround
is to have a shell alias vi->vim or a matching symlink in a bin directory
preceeding /usr/bin in $PATH.


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