vi and perl code highlight

Luis M lemsx1 at
Thu Mar 2 04:22:40 UTC 2006

On 3/1/06, Michael V. De Palatis <mdepalatis at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 01:43:04PM -0500, Luis M wrote:
> > You can't highlight code in vi. Do you mean vim?
> Actually, considering that most distributions these days have the
> command vi symlinked to vim, this is more truthiness than truth.

The keyword is "most".

> Sorry, just had to get a Colbert Report plug in there :)


True, but when you call vim as vi (from symlink) it acts like vi ;-)
(vi mode). Unless you have a vimrc that forces it to go into vim mode
of course.

Same as when you call vim as view, it goes into read-only mode. evim,
easy mode, etc... etc...

Luis Mondesi
System Administrator

"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and
you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on" --
Steve Jobs in an interview for MacWorld Magazine 2004-Feb

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