[CentOS] Vim differences between C4 and C5

Charles E Campbell Jr charles.e.campbell at nasa.gov
Thu Jun 28 20:47:09 UTC 2007

Rick Barnes wrote:

>I have installed CentOS 4.5 and 5 on 2 separate machines, and both have
>default installs of vim-enhanced on each of them.
>I noticed that I can get syntax highlighting as a regular user, sudo and
>as root in C4.5. In C5 I only get highlighting as a regular user.
* Check that your /etc/vimrc is actually being loaded:

vim -V

should produce verbose details on what is being sourced by vim.

* Another check:  do

vim --version

and make sure that +syntax shows up.

I usually use  /root/.vimrc  to do root-specific vim stuff, myself.

Chip Campbell

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