Wait, there’s a difference between vi and vim? VI arrow key bug in Ubuntu (I thought all vi was actually vim)

Update: oh wait, post-sudo aptitude install vim-full, vi=vim:

$ which vi
/usr/bin/vi
$ ls /usr/bin/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2007-04-20 08:53 /usr/bin/vi -> /etc/alternatives/vi
$ ls /etc/alternatives/vi
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 2007-04-26 09:53 /etc/alternatives/vi -> /usr/bin/vim.full

2 Comments

Thanks! I just got a new ubuntu laptop and was experiencing this very problem. In the past vi and vim have looked different enough that I caught on quickly. Not this time.

No problem.

New Ubuntu laptop from… System 76? Or new laptop you put Ubuntu on?

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