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Elvis definition

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A vi lookalike which supports nearly all of the vi/ex commands, in both visual mode and colon mode.
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.
Elvis runs under BSD UNIX, AT&T SysV UNIX, MINIX, MS-DOS, Atari TOS, Coherent, OS9/68000, VMS, Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Elvis is just as awful to use as vi, so someone will like it.
Version 1.8pl14 (1995-09-04).
FTP Delft (ftp://dutepp0.et.tudelft.nl/pub/Unix/Editors/), FTP PDX (ftp://ftp.cs.pdx.edu/pub/elvis/).
E-mail: Steve Kirkendall .
(1995-11-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Example sentences for Elvis
Following the success of elvis, many new offers came in from around the world.
His lifelong friend, joe esposito, said elvis could never be true to any one
  woman.
There is also a souvenir birth certificate that reads elvis aron presley.
Originally by carl perkins and later covered by elvis presley.
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