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Re: vi ? howto show cursor position

From: Mike Wright <mike.wright_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 08 2011 - 18:59:19 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 10/08/2011 11:32 AM, John Horne wrote:
> On 7 October 2011 18:01, Mike Wright<mike.wright@mailinator.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> In previous fedora releases vi would display the cursor position as "row
>> number" "character position" in the bottom right of the display. In
>> f14's release of vi this is no longer true.
>>
>> I've looked through the command reference and don't see any way to
>> restore that behavior.
>>
>> Is this something lost from the compiled distribution or is there some
>> *:set* method that will turn it back on and, if so, would somebody share
>> the magic formula?
>>
> You need the 'vim-enhanced' package installed, ':set ruler' will then
> work. Your PATH should then find '/usr/bin/vim' in preference to
> '/bin/vi'.

@Hiisi, John,

Thanks, that was it. Apparently the base install only provides vim-minimal.

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