What happened to VI editor in prefinal4?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by NemoNowhere, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. NemoNowhere

    NemoNowhere Network Guru Member

    I miss it! :)
  2. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    vi was removed to save space, BrainSlayer is considering putting it back in the future...
  3. NemoNowhere

    NemoNowhere Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Are there any other editors that I can install via ipkg?
  4. Couledouce

    Couledouce Network Guru Member

    I'm not running DD-WRT yet, but maybe this helps:

    Posted: 21 Apr 2005 11:58 Post subject:


    Well with a nice shiny new /jffs you can copy vi from an earlier version and run it from there.

    Posted: 21 Apr 2005 13:11 Post subject:


    I copied it to /jffs and run it like this after changing permissions:
    And it works
  5. tl511

    tl511 Network Guru Member

    I would love to do that if I had a new shiny /jffs. Sure would make things nicer. It would also be nice to change the ipkg.conf file to be a symlink to a file we could configure. Then we might be able to get packages installed without having /jffs available. (which it is not with "G" routers running full)
  6. MonGuSE

    MonGuSE Network Guru Member


    You could also put vi on an NFS share and mount it via samba. Only problem I have with that is samba is very chatty to justify using it just for vi.. =)
  7. dellsweig

    dellsweig Network Guru Member

    VI is in the pre5 release
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