Package: elvis (2.2.0-11.1) [universe]
Links for elvis
Download Source Package elvis:
Original Maintainer (usually from Debian):
- Kapil Hari Paranjape
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [elvis.vi-editor.org]
powerful clone of the vi/ex text editor (with X11 support)
This package contains Elvis compiled with support for X11, Xft and background images. If you don't need the X11 interface, install elvis-console instead. See also: elvis-tools
Elvis is a clone of vi/ex, the standard UNIX editor. It supports nearly all of the vi/ex commands, in both visual mode and ex mode. Elvis adds support for multiple files, multiple windows, a variety of display modes (including syntax highlighting, man, tex, html and hex), an optional X11 user interface, on-line help, folding, spell checking, new options, auto commands, regions, enhanced tags, printing, aliases and an improved :map command.
Like vi/ex, Elvis stores most of the text in a temporary file, instead of RAM. This allows it to edit files that are too large to fit in a single process' data space. Also, the edit buffer can survive a power failure or crash.
Other Packages Related to elvis
- dep: elvis-common (= 2.2.0-11.1)
- common files for elvis, elvis-console and elvis-tools
- dep: libncurses5 (>= 5.6+20071006-3)
- shared libraries for terminal handling
- dep: libx11-6
- X11 client-side library
- dep: libxft2 (>> 2.1.1)
- FreeType-based font drawing library for X
- dep: libxpm4
- X11 pixmap library
- sug: elvis-tools
- text editing tools for programmers (elvfmt, elvtags, ref)