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Old 03-24-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy vi editor in ubuntu turns me off


I have worked pretty comfortably on rhel servers with vi editors and It comes like a smooth free flowing editor.

The story becomes interesting when I work on same "vi" editor in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop edition....

if I do "I" I cannot see I have entered "insert mode.
If i press down or up arrow key some funky letter comes up on screen...

I am extremly annoyed on this, why is this happening on two different distros I would like to know if there is any problem with ubtu vi editor....


Thanks
 
Old 03-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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There are many preferences which can be set to control the behavior of vim. For system-wide settings, look in /etc/vim/vimrc. For your personal preferences look in ~/.vimrc.

The default settings will vary from one distro to another.
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #3
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Function of Vi editor in Ubuntu is different as compared to rhel. Before using vi in ubuntu, you have to export your editor as,

export EDITOR="vi" or export EDITOR="vim" & edit the same in .bash_profile file.
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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You could download a vi tutorial and learn how to customize it the way you like it. Each individual has different preferences and vi allow you to change things around.
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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Thanks Guys as @smilemukul says I perform export EDITOR=vim and it started behaving friendly as like on rhel server.
 
  


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