vi ? howto show cursor position

Mike Wright mike.wright at
Fri Oct 7 18:01:26 UTC 2011

Hi all,

In previous fedora releases vi would display the cursor position as "row 
number" "character position" in the bottom right of the display.  In 
f14's release of vi this is no longer true.

I've looked through the command reference and don't see any way to 
restore that behavior.

Is this something lost from the compiled distribution or is there some 
*:set* method that will turn it back on and, if so, would somebody share 
the magic formula?

Mike Wright

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