vi ? howto show cursor position

Mike Wright mike.wright at
Sat Oct 8 18:59:19 UTC 2011

On 10/08/2011 11:32 AM, John Horne wrote:
> 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
> '/bin/vi'.

@Hiisi, John,

Thanks, that was it.  Apparently the base install only provides vim-minimal.

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