Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30073
vim is missing important features (like :split and visual mode)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:51 EDT
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Ok, it looks like you guys are including a developer release of Vim. Um,
breaking the editor is fairly unacceptable. Great features like window
splitting (:split) and visual mode (ctrl-v and shift-v) just plain don't
seem to work. Will these things be fixed by the release?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start vi
2. type ":split"
Actual Results: I get the message: "Sorry, this command is not
Expected Results: I should get a split window.
:split and friends are not features of the standard vi, therefore they aren't
Use vim-enhanced and they'll do just what you expect.
A very useful command is "alias vi=vim"
Ack! You've got to be kidding! Why the change? Under RH7.0, /bin/vi is a
nice, tiny editor (360K) that includes features like :split and friends. Now, I
have to use that mammoth /usr/bin/vim at a whopping 1.8M or something
ridiculous? <sigh> Not to mention having to remember to install it (apparently
wasn't installed by default on the install I did). Frankly, that sucks.