Bug#726591: vim-common: mailcap vim -R

Kevin Ryde user42 at zip.com.au
Thu Feb 6 23:10:34 UTC 2014

James McCoy <jamessan at debian.org> writes:
>>   vim -R %s
> There was some discussion about the view alternative on debian-devel
> last year and the mime-support maintainer had agreed that /usr/bin/see
> shouldn't be part of that alternative set.

I agree see should not be view, but I'd meant this particular bug to be
among the actual vi's -- ie. to be sure of getting vim and not say nvi.

(I've thought further that there's probably no need for the generic "vi"
rules presently in /usr/lib/mime/packages/vim-common.  If each vi
flavour has rules then all are covered.  Or if the rule is present then
it ought to check that a vi exists, and perhaps ought to be in
mime-support package so as not to depend on vim-common in case you've
removed it in favour of nvi etc.)

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