My question is simple, but I am finding it hard to frame/explain it easily.
I log into several Unix boxes with different accounts. I see 2 different things for
user2, while editing text files in vim
When I type
vim filename, vim opens and I edit the file. When I close it, the complete text from the file is gone , and I see the Teminals' command/output that was previously present.
When I type
vim filename, vim opens and I edit the file. When I close it, the part of file that was present on the display while I was in
vim still shows up at the display, and all the previous Terminal display get's scrolled up. Even if the file was just 1 line, after exiting vim, the display shows the first line, with rest all the
~ and I see the command prompt at the bottom of screen.
$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
$ vim --version
VIM - Vi IMproved 7.0 (2006 May 7, compiled Jun 12 2009 07:08:36)
I compared the
vimrc files for both users, and I am aware of all the settings, and don't find any setting/config related to this behavior.
Is this behavior related to shell config ? How do I set the things, so that I get the behavior as shown in
I am not able to describe this easily, also finding it hard to google, as I don't to know what keyword to look for such behavior. Let me know, If I should elaborate further.