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Re: vim syntax highlighting does not work in screen

From: Michael Parson
Subject: Re: vim syntax highlighting does not work in screen
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 09:23:41 -0500
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On Thu, Aug 24, 2006 at 12:19:07PM +0800, aladdin wrote:
> aladdin wrote:
>> Hi, all.
>> My vim syntax highlighting does not work in SCREEN.


> I finally got it, everyone.


> It turns out that the alias vi='vim' is not set in SCREEN. (It is
> strange that vi alias is set outside of SCREEN properly but is not
> exported to SCREEN???  BTW, I cannot find in which file it is set,
> not in my global or local bash_profile and bashrc files...) So what I
> excuted in SCREEN is the ancient stuff *vi* actually.

RH has been shipping vim as vi for years. /bin/vi is not a real vi, but
a 'stripped down' vim as 'vim-minimal'

$ rpm -qf /bin/vi

as opposed to:

$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/vim

(FC 3 is the oldest RH I have access to, but it has been that way for
a while).

> I added an alias line in my .bashrc and it fixed problem.
> I'm really sorry for my stupid mistake and having made you so much 
> trouble. Thanks to all for your kind help.

All part of the learning process.

Only semi related, but I got in the habit of calling vim when I wanted
vim and vi when I wanted vi.  This is basically because vim is NOT vi
and there are a lot of times I want to use the real thing.  On (most)
Linux boxes, real vi is not shipped, so I have to go find an rpm for
nvi, which is the Berkeley vi, and install that.  In any case, this
generally prevents the type of confusion you ran into.

Michael Parson

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