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Old 02-06-2014, 06:09 AM   #1
sagar666
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command not found


Hi

If i enter vi command or clear command i am getting following error
-bash: vim: command not found

This command are working fine in other users.Hope i will get solution.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 06:34 AM   #2
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Most likely your .bash_profile is corrupted.
Since the other accounts are working, you may refer one of the working accounts profile.
 
Old 02-06-2014, 06:35 AM   #3
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Can you try
Code:
/bin/which vim
/bin/echo $PATH
to see if the path to vim is located in your PATH environment variable? Typing
Code:
vim
into bash or another shell will cause bash to search in the directories in PATH for executables to run.

Last edited by Isaac Velando; 02-06-2014 at 06:44 AM.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 09:27 AM   #4
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Most likely your .bash_profile is corrupted. Since the other accounts are working, you may refer one of the working accounts profile.
No, that is not "most likely"; it is ONE possibility; please don't jump to conclusions without having any evidence to support them. It is much MORE likely that (since it WAS working), that the OP has manually entered a command to modify their path, or that another shell script has been run that overwrote the PATH variable. Also, you say ".bash_profile"...but don't mention the .profile, or .bashrc, ALL of which may be involved here. Since you have 'certifications', haven't you studied which files get read when a user logs in?

OP, have you recently edited your system profile? Your user profile? (ANY of them?). Logging out/back in is the best first step, since that will reset ALL your environment variables. If it still doesn't work, then you can work around it initally, just by typing
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export PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin"
..which will put most things back in your path (like vi, etc.), and let you diagnose the problem more easily.
 
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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What I am thinking is when you enter 'vi' how come bash says 'vim not found'?
Something is wrong here.
 
Old 02-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #6
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What I am thinking is when you enter 'vi' how come bash says 'vim not found'?
Something is wrong here.
Perhaps, but on my openSUSE system /usr/bin/vi is a symbolic link to /usr/bin/vim.
 
Old 02-09-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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That's interesting....
On my Centos 6.5, vim is /usr/bin/vim and vi is purely an alias to vim (ie no /usr/bin/ entry).
iirc, last time I yum installed 'vi', it really does install /usr/bin/vi ie NOT a symlink to vim.

Guess different distros do it differently.

QN: what happens on openSUSE if you specifically(!) install 'vi'; do you get a real one?
 
Old 02-10-2014, 03:44 AM   #8
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yum install vim*
 
Old 02-10-2014, 08:37 AM   #9
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That's interesting....
On my Centos 6.5, vim is /usr/bin/vim and vi is purely an alias to vim (ie no /usr/bin/ entry). iirc, last time I yum installed 'vi', it really does install /usr/bin/vi ie NOT a symlink to vim.

Guess different distros do it differently. QN: what happens on openSUSE if you specifically(!) install 'vi'; do you get a real one?
Don't know. If I query the vi package through yast, it tells me that vi is part of the vim-base package, which is already installed. I presume I could install it from source, but then I'd have to remove the symlink.
 
Old 02-11-2014, 06:58 PM   #10
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First of all i would like to say sorry for late response.

export PATH="/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin"

The above command resolves my problem.

Thanks a lot guys.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 12:16 AM   #11
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@TB0ne: true but you could use an alias instead, thus giving you both options
 
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@TB0ne: true but you could use an alias instead, thus giving you both options
Indeed, but I don't use either too much these days. I prefer kdevelop for my hard-core coding, and vim works fine for the random file.

However, back in the day.....
 
  


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