[clug-talk] vim editor

Tom Weniger trweniger at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 12:33:56 PDT 2006

On 8/22/06, Michael Walters <waltersm at telusplanet.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
> My vim editor is working fine in that line wrap works, syntax highlight
> works, and the aspell -c <filename> command works when I use it after
> creating the file.
> The only problems are that the current line number and character count
> are not displayed while editing the file and the current filename does
> not show when I am in insert mode.
> I tried man vim to figure it out but was unable to figure out what the
> man pages were saying and could find no reference to showing current
> line number while in insert mode and showing file name while in insert
> mode.
> I also made my own notes on the problem but was unable to remember where
> I put them.
> I would not have bothered you if I could have figured this out on my own
> or found my own notes on the problem.
> This time I will put the solutions to my problems in an easily
> recognizable green notebook entitled "computer activity book" and will
> put a reference to the vim editor notes in the index under "vim editor
> tips".
> If I can configure the vim editor to display the filename somewhere
> while in i mode and also display the current line number while in i mode
> I will be happy, as everything else is working fine.
> All help will be appreciated in advance.
> regards,
> Michael Walters
Greetings Michael,

Have you tried using the CTRL-G command? This tip and others can be found at

Tom W
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