Setting Options for Inserting Text
In vi, the set command enables you to turn on or off various modes in vi. This section looks at modes that enhance text input.
Ignoring Case When Searching Using / or ?
To ignore case when searching ahead for strings using the slash or searching backward using the question mark, enter the following:
To turn off this mode, enter this:
You can abbreviate this command as ic, as follows:
:set ic :set noic
Setting vi to Always Show the Input Mode
showmode Is Great for Beginners
It is very common to hear a lot of beeps when beginners first learn to use vi. The beeps indicate errors and many beeps indicate that the beginners are making many errors. One of the most common errors ...