I use /bin/view as it is a safe way to view text files and not have accidental changes persist once I am finished.
/bin/view seams to be lack features that normal vim has. Is there a way to start vim in read only mode, or start /bin/view with visual mode.
I want to be able to select text and paste it with out having to use my mouse. Visual mode make it so easy to do that.
The problem I am having is related to CentOS / redhat Linux distros, is the -visual in view.
# vim --version | grep visual +user_commands +vertsplit +virtualedit +visual +visualextra +viminfo +vreplace # view --version | grep visual -textobjects -title -toolbar -user_commands -vertsplit -virtualedit -visual