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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?

From: David Brown
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: Utterly painless arch?
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 11:12:47 -0700
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On Wed, Sep 10, 2003 at 06:48:23PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:

> Are there really editors other than elvis and nvi which are confused
> by filenames starting with a + ?

Vim also is "confused".  But that isn't the right word.  Vi class
editors take the leading plus to have a very specific meaning.  Vim does
allow an '--' option which causes the rest to be interpreted as

It is ancient behavior, but these editors still support it.  Emacs also
parses '+' options, but only if followed by a number.  Vi allows a
command there, so any text is parsed.

Don't underestimate the number of people who use vi derrivative editors.


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