[CentOS] No "last command" in VIM?

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Thu Oct 21 14:39:30 EDT 2010


On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 07:42:25PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 18:36, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> > Is there possibly a /bin/vi which takes precedence over /usr/bin/vim?
> > (Or is the command "vim-enhanced"?)
> >
> 
> 
> That's it! Using the command vim instead of vi to open the file gives
> me history. Can anyone else confirm this? I actually confirmed it on
> another server, but both were installed from the same sever-farm
> default image. I'll file a bug if needed and someone confirms.

I've had it happen, but don't remember what system.  FreeBSD, for
example, makes a distinction between vi and vim, vim being in /usr/local
if installed--one doesn't want to symlink, because in FreeBSD's case,
/usr is not mounted if booted in single user mode. 

I wouldn't even consider it a bug.  This way, users preferring the
sparser vi can use it and those who prefer vim can make an alias in
their .bash_profile. 



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