On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Guest, Ken wrote:
>>> #-----Original Message-----
> #From: kevin lyda [mailto:kevin at suberic.net]
> #Sent: 13 March 2001 20:51
> #To: irish linux users group
> #Subject: [ILUG] random queries...
> #secondly the new enhanced-vim has some annoying features. it will
> #let me backspace to the previous line (bad), it will let me backspace
> #before the point i entered insert mode at (also bad)
You can control this with the 'backspace' option. Putting 'set bs=0'
in your .exrc/.vimrc will give you the normal vi behavior.
This is a pretty old feature, I'm fairly certain this is in vim 4.0 and
earlier. You can get info on what's new in the 5.X versions of vim by
checking the version 5 help page (use 'help version5.txt' in command
> # and when i search
> #for something it hilights every instance of the thing i'm searching
> #for - even after exiting and restarting it (really fscking annoying).
> #what mush i put in my .exrc to get it to act like the vim i
> #know and love?
>> "set noincsearch" will stop the highlighting that you're referring to.
> I'm not sure about the others as I'm still using v5.3 at work and those
> new misfeatures don't seem evident.
That will disable incremental searching, not search highlighting. To
disable the highlighting, you need to use 'set nohlsearch'.
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