question about VI

Jaime Davila jdavila at
Thu Dec 21 14:59:45 UTC 2006

bob davis wrote:
> Jaime Davila wrote:
>> Sorry if this is slightly off-topic, but I've looked everywhere for an 
>> answer, with no luck.
>> I have set vi to auto indent. I'm having an issue with comments and 
>> their indentation. Whenever vi sees that I type the # character, it 
>> moves it to the leftmost column. I would like the comment to stay at 
>> whatever level of indentation my code is at the time.
>> Does anyone have a solution?
> I have seen this before when writing perl scripts. But I cant seem to 
> get the version I am using right now to do it.
> Try:
> :help comments
> and possibly
> :set comments=
> should turn off this automatic behavior.

Hi. Thanks for the reply. :set comments= did not change this behavior. 
Strange thing is, it does it fine with the // comments in C++, but 
treats # differently.


Jaime J. Davila
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Hampshire College
School of Cognitive Science
jdavila at hampshire dot edu

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