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.TH PVI 1df "May 2017" "Manual page for pvi"
.SH NAME
.B pvi
\- stop a pipe for $EDITOR intervention
.SH SYNOPSIS
prog1 |
.B
pvi
| prog2
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B pvi
saves all its standard input into a temporary file and runs $VISUAL, or vi(1)
if unset, on that file. Once the editor exits, it emits the contents of the
same file (changed or unchanged). This can be used as a way to edit data
manually as it goes through a pipe.
.SH SEE ALSO
pst(1df), ped(1df)
.SH AUTHOR
Tom Ryder <tom@sanctum.geek.nz>