Bug#371137: Many features gone

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Wed Jun 7 16:26:20 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 01:54:05PM +0200, Christoph Burghardt wrote:
> I've used to vim, but with the update to version 7.0 many features are
> gone or behave strangely. I have no indication of the linenumer/cursor
> position on the bottom. If i'm in the insert mode, i can't remove text
> with backspace. I have no auto-intendation with brackets anymore. C-Syle
> comments aren't continued if i press enter. in summary: it's no fun. 

This sounds just like the behavior that would be expected in
vi-compatible mode.  Are you invoking Vim as vi or vim?  If the former,
I suggest typing vim instead.

> i've found the different vi/vim behavoiur explained in the
> NEWS.Debian.gz but not my experiences, hence this report

The news entry doesn't describe all of the configuration changes that
would be seen by being in compatible mode.  You can see what they are by
looking at ":help 'compatible'" in Vim.

NB, the next upload will restrict this behavior to vim-tiny.  The other
vim variants will not be in vi-compatible mode when invoked as vi.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org>
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