editor mode in cygwin

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Old 12-15-2008
editor mode in cygwin


I am using CYGWIN for script testing. I have found that vi command does not work in this. Kindly suggest how can I edit a script that is stored in a file ???
# 2  
Old 12-15-2008
use cygwin's setup.exe program to install an editor.
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Old 12-15-2008
How to do this ?? kindly guide
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Old 12-15-2008
Well, the easiest way to do that would be to get:

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Old 12-15-2008
which download site will give me vi mode ??
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Old 12-16-2008
Originally Posted by himvat
which download site will give me vi mode ??
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