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Old 10-03-2003, 01:19 PM   #16
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thanks so much...

no jimmies
no chocolate syrup (im diabetic , i can do without it anyway ;-)
no candy (see above)
no butterscotch
no wiped cream
no nuts

plain vanilla VI

Thanks. im enjoyin' it (seems, so far to work well)
(passes the test :g/open/s//close/g )
Old 10-03-2003, 01:22 PM   #17
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By the way, do you live in Philly? My grandparnts live in Kimberton (by Valley Forge).
Old 10-03-2003, 08:41 PM   #18
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If you run vim like:

vim -V

you can get a trace of all the configuration files that vim uses. Once you had that, it might help to figure out where it's picking up all those wacky settings from.

Old 10-03-2003, 08:55 PM   #19
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try elvis
Old 10-03-2003, 09:07 PM   #20
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vim -V shows a Whole Bunch of files

First, i dont want to look through all of them

Second, My biggest problem, is What am i looging for...
(i think, that completing-the-line, is called wild-something.....
its just Way To Much Work)

Third, "The Traditional Vi " appears to be a very viable solution, and the one im curently using, BUT, I'll try anything, and i Do appreciate the responses...
Old 10-04-2003, 04:40 AM   #21
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thanks for the link!

Although I use gvim for most things, I go back to the original vi
(on solaris at least) for ex mode ..

because one thing to be aware of in vim is that it doesn't sport full ex compatibility, namely the "g" command is pretty crippled
(.. though you can argue that you can simulate this with the
"normal" flag for the "g" command in vim.. but it's still inconvenient) - basically in vim, you can't sub-address with the
"g" command, and it uses non-canonical input for :<commands>
so you have to do ^V<enter> to include a newline, etc.

but nonetheless, i still love vim (and 1976 ex as well )


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