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I just started to use AIX 7.1(I telnet to it) and the .vimrc I placed in ~ is not working.

The contents of .vimrc:

set showmode

set number



No mode was shown, no line number too.

I tried to check what is the vimrc it is using with :scriptnames and :version, but it failed with same error( can't tell exact words now because I am not in office ).

How can I make this right?

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Make sure you are using vim and not vi. – grawity Sep 5 '11 at 17:03
Oh yes, it is vi and now I know how to fix this! – lamwaiman1988 Sep 6 '11 at 1:31
@gunbuster363, doesn't need fixing! ;-) – Kusalananda Sep 19 '11 at 14:02
up vote 1 down vote accepted

As already stated by gunbuster363:

  • He was using AIX standard vi(1)
  • Solution would be to name the startup file ~/.exrc
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