[SATLUG] vi editor and insert mode as regular user
brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Jul 24 15:21:57 CDT 2009
on 7/24/09 3:11 PM, John D Choate said:
> $ ls -l `which vi`
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2009-05-09 17:21 /usr/bin/vi -> /etc/alternatives/uvi*
> $ ls -l `which vim`
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 2009-05-09 17:21 /bin/vim -> /etc/alternatives/vim*
Now, do an "ls -l" on /etc/alternatives/uvi and /etc/alternatives/vim,
to see if they're actually the same binary with two different names
(i.e., both names point to the same inode), or if they are symlinks
which point off somewhere else, etc....
> Also, /root has .vimrc, but no .vimrc is in any users' ~/
> There is no ~/.vi* at all for that matter.
> So, I will clone /root/.vimrc in ~/ and see what happens.
Also check your X and terminal settings.
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