vi ? howto show cursor position

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Fri Oct 7 20:29:20 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-10-07 at 11:01 -0700, Mike Wright wrote:
> 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?
> TIA,
> Mike Wright

On my machines both under F14 and F15 the cursor positions are
displayed. vi is really vim. This could be set by a :set command but I
can't find the right one when I looked quickly. On my machine as I said
the correct option is set by default.

You can try :set all to find the option and place it in the .vimrc file
in your home directory.
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