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

Stefan Husmann stefan-husmann at t-online.de
Mon Jul 13 13:46:50 EDT 2009

David C. Rankin schrieb:
> Listmates,
> 	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?

what abot using vim?

vi used to be vim and is nvi now.

BTW , maybe the developers should consider to use the ex package in AUR 
rather than nvi. If it is only for having a small editor on the install 
cd, ex would suit better.

Regards Stefan

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