Bug 41320 - vim in 7.1 does not properly retrieve search history
vim in 7.1 does not properly retrieve search history
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
7.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-18 15:17 EDT by Ben LaHaise
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-18 15:17:56 EDT
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Description Ben LaHaise 2001-05-18 15:17:53 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.

How Reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
Enter the following:
	vi foo
	/bar
	/<Up-arrow>

Actual Results:
Bottom of screen displays:
	/<Up>

Expected Results:
Bottom of screen displays
	/bar
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-21 06:21:30 EDT
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).

Comment 2 John Gotts 2001-05-27 15:43:22 EDT
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.

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