Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 41320
vim in 7.1 does not properly retrieve search history
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:19 EDT
Description of Problem:
Attempting to scroll back to an older search pattern in vim results in
<Up> and <Down> being entered into the search string. This is wrong.
Steps to Reproduce:
Enter the following:
Bottom of screen displays:
Bottom of screen displays
This is because you're using the minimal version of vim.
It's designed to be small, therefore all not absolutely necessary features
(like remembering search items) are not compiled in.
If you want this feature, use vim-enhanced (install the package and invoke
/usr/bin/vim, e.g. by setting alias vi=vim).
This feature existed in vim-minimal's /bin/vi in Red Hat 7.0 (and all previous
versions of Red Hat) and was removed without warning in 7.1.