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Vi Pages - Folklore

As with every good program which has been around for quite somne years there is a good deal of folklore to go with it. Enjoy!


Twenty Years of Berkeley Unix [001010]
From AT&T-Owned to Freely Redistributable
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/opensources/book/kirkmck.html
"With the arrival of some ADM-3a terminals offering screen-addressable cursors, Joy was finally able to write vi, bringing screen-based editing to Berkeley."
Author: Marshall Kirk McKusick
A chapter taken from the book Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution .

Addicted to Vi
New text to the song "Addicted to Love" (by Robert Palmer) "You know you're gonna have to face it; You're addicted to vi!"

The "true" story of vi
http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/~neil/Jokes_and_Fun/Vince_Idiot.html
http://www.sentex.net/~rboys/vince.html [defunct]
A fun story about Vi.
[1996-01-01,1999-02-23,2002-09-03]

Quines [970630,990202]
Q: What is a quine?
A: "a series of vi keystrokes that when typed in vi produce output the same as the keystrokes."
Example: ii^V^V^V^[BDuplxbbpp^[BDuplxbbpp
Author: Rodney rodney@worf.netins.net
I am pretty sure the author is looking for more quines - especially shorter ones.
More Quines: http://www.nyx.net/~gthompso/quine.htm [990202]

The Cult of Vi
http://www.splange.freeserve.co.uk/misc/vi.html
Vi is a cult. (What else is new?)


Sven Guckes <webpage-vi@guckes.net>
http://www.guckes.net/vi/
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