Bug 63248 - vim alias in /etc/profile.d/vim.sh belongs in bashrc
vim alias in /etc/profile.d/vim.sh belongs in bashrc
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: wdovlrrw
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-04-11 13:49 EDT by Joel Becker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:41 EDT (History)
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Description Joel Becker 2002-04-11 13:49:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
When vim-enhanced is installed, /etc/profile.d/vim.sh does a neat trick aliasing
vi to vim.  This allows users to get the right editor.  I'm fully in support of

However, as this is in profile.d, it does not happen in non-login shells (eg,
xterms or screen(1) sessions).  profile is an environment thing.  bashrc is an
interactive thing.  Aliases really belong in bashrc.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install vim-enhanced
2.Log in and type 'alias'  Note that 'vi' is aliased to 'vim' correctly.
3.Run screen(1).  Type 'alias'.  Note that the alias list does not contain the
alias of 'vi' to 'vim' as the shell inside screen(1) is not a login shell, and
aliases do not carry to child shells.

Actual Results:  vi was not aliased to vim

Expected Results:  vi should be aliased to vim

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