Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207718
vim: no highlighted syntax + no tag support in help
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
Description of problem:
I haven't been able to use the highlighted syntax feature in vim. Also when I
go to the help the key I traditionally use to enter a tag ^] doesn't work
(reports E434: Can't find tag pattern and then shows garbage)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I updated with yum to
I got the same problem with the vim rpms shipping in FC6 Test3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open vi
3. press ^] in any tag help
Trying to enable highlighted syntax.
1. vi ~/.vimrc
2. :r $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim
4. open any file with should be recognized by highlighted syntax (e.g.
^] reports "E434: Can't find tag pattern"
highlighted syntax doesn't work: text is black
^] should jump to the corresponding help page
highlighed syntax should work for the default file types.
You're using /bin/vi, the vim binary with the 'tiny' featureset which can't
handle the compressed help files and can't do syntax highlighting. Only
/usr/bin/vim and gvim can handle those.
I intended to write up a minimal help file and point /bin/vi to that one, but
got distracted by other tasks.
In the meantime please use 'vim' instead of 'vi' or set an alias (which isn't
set for uids < 100, so I'm assuming your trying to edit files as root)
Thanks a lot for letting me know this, Karsten. A small help file as you
mention describing the vi/vim situation would be great to have. Best regards.