I am telnet using OpenVms and there was no vim by default. I have to port a vim into OpenVms by myself. I don't have control of the machine itself.
I downloaded a copy of vim72 for OpenVms and unzip it to a directory, then define symbol to link to the VIM.EXE.
TGSM_OPR> sh sym vim VIM == "$GSMACPTUSER:[USER.TGSM_OPR.AXP.RAYMOND_LAM.VIM72]VIM.EXE"
I copied the vimrc file to the sys$login directory and started using vim.
I found that I cannot use the backspace key, nor Ctrl+H work in some scenarios. If I start a new document, the backspace is working and I can backspace whenever I want. However, if I open a already existing file which have some text inside, I cannot backspace those text.
I don't know which .vimrc it is using.
I found there is a GSMACPTUSER:[USER.TGSM_OPR.AXP.RAYMOND_LAM.VIM72]VIMRC.;6 . But after editting it, say add a line "set number" to it, it doesn't give the effect(no number).
Edit: I copy the content of vimrc. to .vimrc inside sys$login, and some function are working, but some don't. Showmode is working, Line number is not working, backspace not working, although I can use REPLACE(press insert twice) to overwrite the words.
Here is the content of the .vimrc I created in sys$login:
" An example for a vimrc file. " " Maintainer: Bram Moolenaar <Bram@vim.org> " Last change: 2008 Jul 02 " " To use it, copy it to " for Unix and OS/2: ~/.vimrc " for Amiga: s:.vimrc " for MS-DOS and Win32: $VIM\_vimrc " for OpenVMS: sys$login:.vimrc " When started as "evim", evim.vim will already have done these settings. set showmode set number set tabstop=8 set shiftwidth=8 if v:progname =~? "evim" finish endif " Use Vim settings, rather then Vi settings (much better!). " This must be first, because it changes other options as a side effect. set nocompatible " allow backspacing over everything in insert mode set backspace=indent,eol,start set backspace=2 if has("vms") set nobackup " do not keep a backup file, use versions instead hi search ctermbg=LightBlue let Tlist_Ctags_Cmd="vim:ctags.exe" " for taglist plugin else set backup " keep a backup file endif set history=50 " keep 50 lines of command line history set ruler " show the cursor position all the time set showcmd " display incomplete commands set incsearch " do incremental searching " For Win32 GUI: remove 't' flag from 'guioptions': no tearoff menu entries " let &guioptions = substitute(&guioptions, "t", "", "g") " Don't use Ex mode, use Q for formatting map Q gq " CTRL-U in insert mode deletes a lot. Use CTRL-G u to first break undo, " so that you can undo CTRL-U after inserting a line break. inoremap <C-U> <C-G>u<C-U> " In many terminal emulators the mouse works just fine, thus enable it. if has('mouse') set mouse=a endif " Switch syntax highlighting on, when the terminal has colors " Also switch on highlighting the last used search pattern. if &t_Co > 2 || has("gui_running") syntax on set hlsearch endif " Only do this part when compiled with support for autocommands. if has("autocmd") " Enable file type detection. " Use the default filetype settings, so that mail gets 'tw' set to 72, " 'cindent' is on in C files, etc. " Also load indent files, to automatically do language-dependent indenting. filetype plugin indent on " Put these in an autocmd group, so that we can delete them easily. augroup vimrcEx au! " For all text files set 'textwidth' to 78 characters. autocmd FileType text setlocal textwidth=78 " When editing a file, always jump to the last known cursor position. " Don't do it when the position is invalid or when inside an event handler " (happens when dropping a file on gvim). " Also don't do it when the mark is in the first line, that is the default " position when opening a file. autocmd BufReadPost * \ if line("'\"") > 1 && line("'\"") <= line("$") | \ exe "normal! g`\"" | \ endif augroup END else set autoindent " always set autoindenting on endif " has("autocmd") " Convenient command to see the difference between the current buffer and the " file it was loaded from, thus the changes you made. " Only define it when not defined already. if !exists(":DiffOrig") command DiffOrig vert new | set bt=nofile | r # | 0d_ | diffthis \ | wincmd p | diffthis endif