Re: Vim behaves very strange lately
On Sat, May 20, 2006 at 00:22:18 +0800, Richard wrote:
> I use Debian Sid and since the last upgrade from vim to
> vi --version
> VIM - Vi IMproved 7.0 (2006 May 7, compiled May 16 2006 22:43:50)
> it seems vim doesn't want to behave like vim anymore when opened with
> the command vi ...
> ll /usr/bin/vi
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2006-05-19 16:22 /usr/bin/vi ->
> ll /etc/alternatives/vi
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2006-05-19 17:03 /etc/alternatives/vi ->
> When i open a file to edit, the normal lines at the bottom to show i
> am in edit mode are not shown when i have typt "i" ... this is
> different when i use the command vim: then i see
> "-- INSERT --" as i am used to see. The arrow keys on my keyboard also
> don't work as i am used to in vim when opened with the 'vi command'
> can somebody tell me what is wrong?
The last upgrade introduced significant changes in the behavior of vim;
see /usr/share/doc/vim/NEWS.Debian.gz. You might also have to re-tweak
system-wide configuration files. (I think all this is a preparation for
the transition to vim 7.)
On a side note: The package "apt-listchanges" will automatically notify
you of such newsworthy changes for every upgrade that you do. It also
allows you to cancel the upgrade if you don't like the news.