[CentOS] Difference between vi an vim on Centos5?

Sun Apr 15 10:09:54 UTC 2007
Michael Velez <mikev777 at hotmail.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Sebastian Marten
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 5:30 AM
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> Subject: [CentOS] Difference between vi an vim on Centos5?
> Hello,
> i have a little problem on OS5.
> On CentOS4 vi an vim are the same programs.
> On 5 vi have no syntax highlighting while vim have it.
> Whats wrong?
> Greetings,
> Sebastian

In CentOS 4, by default vi is aliased to vim.  The unaliased vi does not
have syntax highlighting.

Could it be that vi is not aliased to vim by default in CentOS 5? Run the
'alias' command to see a list of aliases.  If you want to alias vi to vim,
just run:
alias vi=vim