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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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The :set Command

The :set command allows you to specify options that change characteristics of your editing environment. Options may be put in the ˜/.exrc file or set during a vi session.

The colon does not need to be typed if the command is put in .exrc:

Command

Action

:set x

Enable Boolean option x, show value of other options.

:set nox

Disable option x.

:set x=value

Give value to option x.

:set

Show changed options.

:set all

Show all options.

:set x?

Show value of option x.

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