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Sometimes When I'm using vi I accidentally hit caps lock when I'm in command mode. This apparently puts vi into verbose mode which I'm having trouble finding documentation about how to use. How and when should I use verbose mode?

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+1 for another vi "I accidentally hit X while Y, and it activated another damn mode. What's this one, then?" story :P –  Phoshi Jun 22 '10 at 9:24

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According to this:

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* Start Vim in verbose mode: vim -V. (Describes each file being sourced).

or from the manual page:

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When 'verbose' is non-zero messages are printed (for debugging, to stderr).
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