[CentOS] vi defaults in 6.x

Thu Aug 16 20:14:04 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> >>
>>> When I use copy/paste text into a window running vi, if there is a
>>> single line starting with '#', in the pasted content, it adds a # to
>>> all subsequent lines and indents each an additional level.  Is there
>>> some way to eliminate this bizarre behavior, preferably globally and
>>> permanently so I don't have to repeat some change for every
>>> machine/user where I might log in?
>> I discovered exactly the same behaviour in the Sylpheed email editor a few
>> weeks back. Not only with cut-and-paste, but just typing into the editor
>> window.  If a line starts with # then every following line after that also
>> gains one as you type.
> Huh. I just tried it, KDE, rxvt, CentOS 6.3, and don't see that.
> # ipmitool -o supermicro sel list
>    1 | 08/15/2012 | 20:06:32 | Physical Security #0xaa | General Chassis
> intrusion | Asserted
> gets just that.

It is probably trying to be smarter than we are and doing something
context-sensitive.  Try naming the file you are editing something.pl.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com