Bug#623276: vim: manpage mentions exim as "Ex Improved"

Etienne Millon etienne.millon at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 22:34:57 UTC 2011

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.3.035+hg~8fdc12103333-1
Severity: minor


The vim manpage mentions the "exim" alias for vim :

       -E     Start Vim in improved Ex mode, just like the
              executable was called "exim".

I assume that it means Ex Improved, but this is a bit confusing given
that :

  - no such symlink exists
  - exim is a mail transfer agent

Thanks for maintaining vim !

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1      2.2.49-4                    Access control list shared library
ii  libc6        2.11.2-11                   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgpm2      1.20.4-3.3                  General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5  5.7+20100313-5              shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libselinux1  2.0.98-1                    SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  vim-common   2:7.3.035+hg~8fdc12103333-1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime  2:7.3.035+hg~8fdc12103333-1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
pn  ctags                         <none>     (no description available)
pn  vim-doc                       <none>     (no description available)
pn  vim-scripts                   <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

Etienne Millon

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