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    I seem to be having some strange copy/paste issues with novacom, novaterm, and putty at times, I'm thinking it may be related to the stock busybox vi version.

    I'm wondering if there is already a cross-compiled packaged semi-recent version of vim (that isn't the default pre busybox soft link) available somewhere I'm not finding?

    Thanks in advance...
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    use
    Code:
    ipkg-opt list | grep "searchstring"
    to search for VIM. found the following.....


    vim - 7.2-2 - Yet another version of the vi editor.

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    I have problems under novaterm with both vi and joe - line feeds in particular cause problems. I have a vague suspicion there is some shonky CR/LF<->LF translation that's failing. I just ssh in and edit files whic works as expected; however I have to use the novaterm window to keep a ping session going against the machine I am sshing in from to stop dhclient releasing the address.

    Installing screen(1) is a big help too.

    Cheers, Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewPre View Post
    use
    Code:
    ipkg-opt list | grep "searchstring"
    to search for VIM. found the following.....


    vim - 7.2-2 - Yet another version of the vi editor.
    Absolutely wonderful. Who knew it was even out there! Thanks for the tip!

    A few more details on the how-to side of things for those souls searching for a better editor...

    Through PreWare I installed the "Optware Advanced Linux Command Line Installer" (version 0.99.163-16)

    Since no packages were available via "ipkg-opt list", it just ended up exiting with a one liner: "Successfully terminated."

    So, I then ran a: # ipkg-opt update

    ( which, btw fwiw, failed on the following: ipkg_download: ERROR: Command failed with return value 1: `wget --passive-ftp -q -P /opt/ipkg-IiGZHe h t t p://ipkg.nslu2-linux.org/feeds/optware/i686g25/native/unstable/Packages.gz' ) due to wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

    It looks like the emulator feed for that package list isn't available.

    (But a listing with "ipkg-opt list" after that showed 1,301 available packages.)

    ... and then: # ipkg-opt install vim

    and voila:

    # /opt/bin/vim --version
    VIM - Vi IMproved 7.2 (2008 Aug 9, compiled Feb 7 2010 07:36:26)
    ...
    ...


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