On 08/20/2012 04:07 AM, Joerg Schilling wrote: > Gordon Messmer<yinyang at eburg.com> wrote: > >> >Actually, it's a shell alias. And then, only if "vim" is installed, >> >which it isn't in some configurations. IIRC, desktop systems have him >> >by default, but server installations do not. > It is neither a symlink nor a shell alias - execpt maybe for platforms that > for some reason don't include vi. On a CentOS system, "vi" will be a shell alias when the "vim" package is installed. Otherwise it will be a variant of "vim" which is more compatible with the POSIX description of "vi" (though not 100%). As we are discussing CentOS, I believe my statements did not require correction. Thanks.