vi ? howto show cursor position

John Horne john.horne at
Sat Oct 8 18:32:19 UTC 2011

On 7 October 2011 18:01, Mike Wright <mike.wright at> 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?
You need the 'vim-enhanced' package installed, ':set ruler' will then
work. Your PATH should then find '/usr/bin/vim' in preference to


John Horne, Plymouth University, UK
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