Bug 30073 - vim is missing important features (like :split and visual mode)
vim is missing important features (like :split and visual mode)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-28 15:00 EST by keithu@parl.clemson.edu
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-28 15:00:50 EST
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Description keithu@parl.clemson.edu 2001-02-28 15:00:47 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.16-22smp i686)

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?  

Reproducible: Always
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.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-02-28 15:14:05 EST
:split and friends are not features of the standard vi, therefore they aren't 
in vim-minimal.
Use vim-enhanced and they'll do just what you expect.

A very useful command is "alias vi=vim"

Comment 2 keithu@parl.clemson.edu 2001-02-28 15:24:55 EST
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.

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