Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Show line numbers in vi or vim

While editing a document (and not inserting text), type the following to turn on line numbers:

:set number

If you tire of the line numbers, enter the following command to turn them off:

:set nonumber

2 comments:

  1. ...and if you want to turn on syntax highlighting type:
    :syntax on
    ...and if you want to have it permamently
    echo "syntax on" >> ~/.vimrc

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  2. that was helpful

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