Vimtutor blank?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu May 1 13:16:29 UTC 2008

2008/5/1 Thomas Kempkes <thomas at>:
> Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at> wrote:
>> Can someone install and fire up vimtutor to check that it is indeed
>> empty before I file a bug? It is installed with:
>> sudo apt-get install vim-runtime
> Works for me:
> 13:27:13 kempkes at kempkes-desktop:~ > cat /etc/issue
> Ubuntu 8.04 \n \l
> 13:27:16 kempkes at kempkes-desktop:~ > file $( type -p vimtutor )
> /usr/bin/vimtutor: POSIX shell script text executable
> 13:27:25 kempkes at kempkes-desktop:~ > head $( type -p vimtutor )
> #! /bin/sh
> # Start Vim on a copy of the tutor file.
> # Usage: vimtutor [xx], where xx is a language code like "es" or "nl".
> # When an argument is given, it tries loading that tutor.
> # When this fails or no argument was given, it tries using 'v:lang'
> # When that also fails, it uses the English version.
> xx=$1
> 13:27:30 kempkes at kempkes-desktop:~ >
>> Thanks in advance.
> I'm using a german locale, maybe have a look in that direction?
>> Dotan Cohen
> BYe Thomashardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ vimtutor en

Interesting, trying ES did not work either, although it is installed
(as is the default English tutorial):
hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ vimtutor es
hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ vim /usr/share/vim/vim71/tutor/tutor
tutor     tutor.ko.euc   tutor.ko.utf-8
tutor.cs.utf-8         tutor.ja.euc         tutor.vim         tutor.ja.sjis  tutor.zh.big5         tutor.ja.utf-8   tutor.zh.euc
hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ vimtutor /usr/share/vim/vim71/tutor/tutor
hardy2 at hardy2-laptop:~$ vim /usr/share/vim/vim71/tutor/tutor  <<DID WORK>>

But it it's only a problem for me then I'll not file a bug. Also, I
can open the tutorial with VIM now that I know where it is, so no real
problem. Thanks.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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