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73045Re: vim is too smart for its own good

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  • Yakov Lerner
    Sep 1, 2006
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      On 8/31/06, Bruce Korb <bruce.korb@...> wrote:
      > Hi,
      >
      > I'd like to use a plain text editor.
      > I don't want any surprises.
      > I don't want it to think it understands language syntax.
      > I don't want it to colorize things.
      > I don't want it to do anything at all for me, unless I explicitly
      > say it is okay for it to do so.
      >
      > In short, I want vi. Except Linux distributions now alias vi
      > to vim and all its wondrous wizardry. ``set compatible'' is
      > insufficient. I still get automated commenting when the silly
      > thing has decided that I must be editing a C file. Leave me
      > alone, please. I want it all turned off. I have been unable
      > to find a simple way to do that.

      :set paste

      Yakov
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