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Old 11-15-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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vi not working properly in linux mint


my vi isnt working properly in my mint. when i press 'i' it doesn't shows insert written below and also i am not able to delete using backspace.What to do?
 
Old 11-15-2011, 07:25 AM   #2
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I have experienced similar problems to this in the past, and resolved it by installing vim
 
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my vi isnt working properly in my mint. when i press 'i' it doesn't shows insert written below and also i am not able to delete using backspace.What to do?
It probably uses the original vi, not Vim.

Try running "vim" explicitly in the command line. If it's not found, install it.
 
Old 11-15-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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assuming vim works.

in bashrc, alias vi="vim"
 
  


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