[arch-general] reconfiguring vi to work like it did before the last update?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Jul 13 03:00:00 EDT 2009


	One are where I can use help is vi configuration. With the latest updates to vi and I guess readline, vi behaves very differently than it did just before the update. Specifically, the screen flashes white/black when the cursor is in column 1 if a left cursor is pressed or if vi toggles itself out of input mode.

	How can I get rid of the flashing and get rid of vi taking itself out of input/replace mode when it gets to column 1?

	The current behavior is better than when I first tried it several weeks ago, but it is still way different from any vi I have used before. Anybody got a handy reference for handling vi changes in the latest version?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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