Is there any way to use vi viewer for Mac?

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I feel very comfortable using vi viewer on UNIX for both viewing & editing file. I have UNIX on my PC but my laptop is from Apple. It'll be great for me if i could use vi viewer for mac. Please let me know if there any way to use vi viewer on mac.

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Is there any way to use vi viewer for Mac?


Vim software are also available on Mac OS/X, although these version lag behind Unix counterparts since most of these Vim versions are produced by a community of Mac enthusiasts.

There are currently two best options that work on Mac OS/X Panther and above:

The first one is Cocoa or alternatively known as MacVim, this vim program is actively developed and regularly updated, it behaves like a Mac software and many individuals prefer this one since it has a more GUI feel to it and has a 32/64 bit version for Mac OS/X 10.6 Snow Leopard and above. MacVim can be downloaded at new updates are posted here and you can even signup for a mailing list for bugs and newer updates

MacVim Application Image

The second is Carbon, an older Mac OS/X vim software that behaves more like vim on  Unix/Linux system, it has a classic feel but updates to this software is not supported anymore.

The most recent binaries for Carbon can be downloaded at Sourceforge.

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