Is there virc or exrc for saving vi configuration settings in AIX?


 
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Old 05-19-2017
Linux Is there virc or exrc for saving vi configuration settings in AIX?

There's no Vim in AIX (6 and 7), but Vi is natively available.

I want to save my configuration for Vi like `set nu` to number lines in files.

I couldn't find configuration related to Vi in /etc/ or /usr/etc/ folders.

Please help me with that.
# 2  
Old 05-19-2017
I think it is ~/.exrc but it's in the man pages for vi. Sadly I don't have an AIX server available to check it though.



I hope that this helps,
Robin
# 3  
Old 05-22-2017
BSD system-wide exrc

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbatte1
I think it is ~/.exrc but it's in the man pages for vi. Sadly I don't have an AIX server available to check it though.



I hope that this helps,
Robin
Thank you, Robin, it helped, but it's user-specific, I'd like to find system-wide solution that would apply to all users.

I already tried creating, editing, and adding into `/etc/exrc` and `/etc/vi.exrc` as suggested in other forums but with no success.
# 4  
Old 05-22-2017
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chinggis6
Thank you, Robin, it helped, but it's user-specific, I'd like to find system-wide solution that would apply to all users.

I already tried creating, editing, and adding into `/etc/exrc` and `/etc/vi.exrc` as suggested in other forums but with no success.
No, you don't. You have no right to decide how other people on your system want to use vi. You should just use $HOME/.exrc to set the defaults you want when you use vi and ex (and view, rview, etc.) and not assume that you know how I want those utilities to behave when I log in to your system.
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Old 05-23-2017
I suppose if you want to have a standard, you could soft link $HOME/.exrc to a central file (e.g. /etc/exrc), making the central file read-only. To alter the settings, a user would need to:-
Code:
rm ~/.exrc
cat /etc/exrc > ~/.exrc

That would then copy, but cut them adrift from your standard settings and they could then change them as to their need.

Personally I think it's a terrible idea, but that is a way you could make it work.



Robin
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