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 Vi like editor derived from MicroEmacs, with multiple editing buffers and macro language

 Authors:  Paul G. Fox, Thomas E. Dickey and Rick Sladkey and Kevin Buettner
 Family:   ViFamily
 Platform: MS-DOS, Windows, OS/2, OS/2 EMX, VMS
 License:  Open source

"vile retains the "finger-feel", if you will, of vi, while adding the multiple buffer and multiple window features of Emacs and other editors. It is definitely not a vi clone, in that some substantial stuff is missing, and the screen doesn't look quite the same. The things that you tend to type over and over probably work. Things done less frequently, like configuring a startup file, are somewhat (or very, depending on how ambitious you are) different. But what matters most is that one's "muscle memory" does the right thing to the text in front of you, and that is what vile tries to do for vi users."


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