Elvis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

Elvis

(tool)
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 PDX.

E-mail: Steve Kirkendall <kirkenda@cs.pdx.edu>.
References in periodicals archive ?
In response, James Watt and Martin Dickie, founders of BrewDog, changed their names by deed poll to Elvis in a bid to prove the name was not exclusive.
Dave Smith, Peter Edwards and Johnny Elvis pose in 2007
Formed in November 2014, the Elvis Presley Fan Club of Qatar is quite the exception in the Arab World.
I believe that Elvis was forced to go into hiding due to death threats against himself and his family.
The tour features Elvis's original band members The Sweet Inspirations who toured with Elvis from 1969-1977 and featured in concert movies That's The way It Is, Elvis On Tour and TV special Aloha From Hawaii.
darkened platform, Elvis is never alone, where's the Colonel, he
Elvis had a pet chimp called |Scatter, which developed a taste for scotch and bourbon.
On opening day fans were treated to an Elvis happy new year party which culminated in an Elvis Tribute Show, disco and DJ.
The three guests, who all knew Elvis well, will be judging at the event - which is officially sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises - along with Suzi Quatro.
Recipients include Elvis Tribute Artists that show genuine respect for the man and his music during their performances and in their everyday lives.
The convention coincides with the anniversary of Elvis Presley's birthday today.
Sunday's show features two Elvis tribute artists who have won awards for their renditions as "The King.