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In my OSX box, I want to see the same cursor details that I see down in right-corner of my Ubuntu vim.

In my ubuntu box, this status line (maybe it isn't technically the "vim status line", I don't know) shows by default, and is on the same line and to the right of the command-line (i.e. what shows up after typing ":").

In my OSX box, I can only get the status line to show up above the command-line via something like:

set statusline=%F%m%r%h%w\ [FORMAT=%{&ff}]\ [TYPE=%Y]\ [POS=%l,%v][%p%%]\ %{strftime(\"%d/%m/%y\ -\ %H:%M\")}
set laststatus=2
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Does this do what you want?

:set ruler
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Yep, that was exactly what I needed. I realized it shortly after posting my question, hence answering it myself :) I'll give you the right answer though. Thanks for the reply – Dolan Antenucci Jul 21 '11 at 19:53
i've tried it on 2 macbook, it doesn't work.. – Chan Le Aug 3 '13 at 6:29
i find out the reason, set paste reset the value of set ruler – Chan Le Aug 3 '13 at 6:36

Not sure why I missed this while reading documentation, but set ruler is the option I was looking for.

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Discovered this by pasting a "recommended" vim setup into my ~/.vimrc file, and all of a sudden, that feature was there. Clever vim folk. – Dolan Antenucci Jul 21 '11 at 19:07

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