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Old 09-30-2003, 09:55 AM   #1
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simple vi (vim) settings


im an old time unix head

i want vim, to act like OLD System-5 vi

No colors, no --insert--, NO Nothing ....etc
AND MAINLY, "dont remember where you last were, in ANY file"
(open ALL files, at LINE 1)....

im looking for settings, to make vi(m), as "vanilla" as is possible

how can i accomplish this

thanks
 
Old 09-30-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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:set compatible

while in command mode, or start vim with -C

Lyle
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:09 PM   #3
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i really appreciate your help BUT
it didnt totally work....
im using version 6.1, with redhat....
whether i use vim -v filename, or vim -C filename,
it still opens, at the line, i left, the last time i edited the file....
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:00 PM   #4
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you could use

vim -C +1 filename
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:22 PM   #5
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Switch to Slackware. It opens up at the begining everytime.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:25 AM   #6
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when in doubt
man vim

$ vimtutor

is a nice program too
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:58 AM   #7
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ehdwuld "when in doubt man vim"
Since you've described yourself being "an old time unix head" I lean to giving the same reply: you should know how to find the information.
"set history=0" in your ~/.vimrc should stop it from remembering lines, "nohlsearch" shouldnt highlight searchterms, and "syntax off" should keep it from highlighting code. *If you're using X11 and Gvim, then check ~/.gvimrc.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:42 AM   #8
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>>you should know how to find the information

well, i didnt.......AND, i didnt think, that a reply like that was
all too nessessary either....
ive known how to find the information, for nearly 20 years.

The problem with searchin for HISTORY,
is, i didnt know , it was called "history"...

This is .vimrc:
:set nohlsearch
:set compatible
:set ai



anyway, -C +1 works just fine..... thanks

ill also try that histore line, in .vimrc
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:46 AM   #9
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>>you should know how to find the information

well, i didnt.......AND, i didnt think, that a reply like that was
all too nessessary either....
ive known how to find the information, for nearly 20 years.

...and I apologize, without reservations, for any grievance I have caused you by questioning your experience and ability to search, access and comprehend the documentation provided by a mature and well-documented operating system.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:42 AM   #10
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More Issues:
my problem, is NOT reading the manual,
its more like "What is this FEATURE (Action) called"

iv aliased vi="/bin/vi -C +1"
and i have compatable in .vimrc

NOW, im getting this "line compleation"
when i type 'mydomain' it fills it in as 'www.mydomain.net'

is there a list, and definition, of all the "set" options

(i am looking in vim/docs)
OH, i just want vim, to act like vi......

is there some replacement, i can download, without All These Wonderful Features
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:46 AM   #11
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Have you checked www.freshmeat.net, I beleive that there is a CL editor that acts like vi (no candy), but I can not remeber the name. If you are having problems finding it let me know.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:22 AM   #12
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ummm can't you just use vi???
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:29 AM   #13
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>> ummm can't you just use vi???

im not sure, just what you're asking ?
(you are aware, that , at least in redhat 8.0,
vi, is vim (or, is it vim, is vi))
(or is there vim, AND vi)

when i SAY VI, i mean old non friendly vi, as opposed to vim
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:34 AM   #14
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ok then nevermind
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:44 AM   #15
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I understand that you are wanting vi to act like vi did/does in older UNIX versions. The vi in Linux is not the vi in (let's say) HP-UX. Since, most apps written for UNIX are under the UNIX license. Most everything that you get in Linux is GPL'd.

So you probually are not going to get the vi that is on the 1990 AIX server at work. You will ahve to get a clone. Most vi clones have all the candy. That's why I said do a search on freshmeat and see if there is a clone.

Here is a link that I think to a vi clone that you might like, http://ex-vi.berlios.de/.
 
  


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