[CentOS] vi defaults in 6.x

Sat Aug 18 00:13:28 UTC 2012
Ron Loftin <reloftin at twcny.rr.com>

On Fri, 2012-08-17 at 11:02 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> 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?
> >>>
> >>>  If you do not want to change the defaults, you could temporarily call vim
> >>>  without the initializations:
> >>>    vim -u NONE ...
> >>
> >> That's the effect I want, since I log into a lot of different machines
> >> and paste stuff into scripts.   But, it doesn't seem to work.  With
> >> 'vim -u NONE /tmp/test.pl' it still does the auto-comment stuff.
> >
> > Works for me at least to avoid "crazy" double auto-indent...
> > And it turns off syntax highlighting too.
> > But I have no auto-comment in either modes...
> That's interesting - I don't think I've ever changed any defaults.
> I'm using the text mode version in a gnome-terminal window in case
> that makes a difference.

Of course, if you don't care for vim, you can always use the old, simple
version by using the command "/bin/vi" instead of "vim" and that should
do away with most of the enhancements.

Ron Loftin                      reloftin at twcny.rr.com

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