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# 1  
Old 08-09-2009
vim in solaris 10

Hi

I tried to install vim7.2 in solaris 10 x86 , installation completed but not able to get vim to be use.

dependency binary: gtk+ , glib & ncurses
install dependency binary package and then install vim7.2.
#pkgadd -d vim-7.2-sol10-x86-local

$ pkginfo SMCvim
application SMCvim vim

$ vim test
-bash: vim: command not found

Kindly advice
# 2  
Old 08-09-2009
why not use "vi" which is part of the installation?

btw. "vim" is not in your PATH, so it can't be found.
# 3  
Old 08-09-2009
vim works after adding the path... newbie ques... Thanks!

testing vim, but still using vi commands... Smilie not able to use vim like in linux.

any tweak that need to be done to use vim command instead of vi ?
# 4  
Old 08-09-2009
i don't understand your question! vi and vim are almost the same... vim has some improvements (like a GUI if you like) but thats all and vi is enough for all i've ever done to a file.
# 5  
Old 08-09-2009
I think I just need to get use to vi .... in solaris...

Smilie

Thanks!

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