Tony Wang wwang at
Wed Jul 23 00:44:03 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 08:11:20AM +0200, Erika Pacholleck wrote:
> Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:11:20 +0200
> From: Erika Pacholleck <pchllck at>
> To: blfs-support at
> Subject: Re: viminfo?
> Mail-Followup-To: blfs-support at
> [23.07.2003] Tony Wang <-- :
> > But I still wonder why the "viminfo" and "history" variables I set in
> > ~/.vimrc file disappear when I type ":set"
> Well, mine does show them. I have devided my rc files into sections,
> the general section first, and here I have them listed in this order:
> version, comptible, is_bash, helpfile, viminfo, history, ...
> Each is a line by itself (to make outcommenting easier). So for your
> example I would change mine to look like:
> ...
> set helpfile=/usr/share/vim/doc/help/help.txt.bz2
> set viminfo='20,\"50
> set history=50
> set nobackup
> ...
> Saved it, left vim, restarted vim, did a :set and there they are.
> Maybe this is important, my exact version is 6.1-248, so if it is a
> matter of patching, that must be within the first 248 patches.
> -- 
> Erika ...---...: pacholleck at nexgo dot de

I have set these variables in ~/.vimrc, but they really disappear!
My vim version is 

VIM - Vi IMproved 6.1 (2002 Mar 24, compiled May 26 2003 18:18:30)
Compiled by root
Normal version without GUI.  Features included (+) or not (-):
+autocmd -balloon_eval -browse +builtin_terms +byte_offset +cindent 
-clientserver -clipboard +cmdline_compl +cmdline_hist +cmdline_info +comments 
+cryptv -cscope +dialog_con +diff +digraphs -ebcdic -emacs_tags +eval +ex_extra 
+extra_search -farsi +file_in_path +find_in_path +folding -footer +fork() 
-gettext -hangul_input -iconv +insert_expand +jumplist -keymap -langmap 
+libcall +linebreak +lispindent +listcmds +localmap +menu +mksession 
+modify_fname +mouse -mouseshape -mouse_dec -mouse_gpm -mouse_jsbterm 
-mouse_netterm +mouse_xterm -multi_byte +multi_lang -osfiletype +path_extra 
-perl +postscript +printer -python +quickfix -rightleft -ruby +scrollbind 
-signs +smartindent -sniff +statusline -sun_workshop +syntax +tag_binary 
+tag_old_static -tag_any_white -tcl +terminfo +termresponse +textobjects +title 
-toolbar +user_commands +vertsplit +virtualedit +visual +visualextra +viminfo 
+vreplace +wildignore +wildmenu +windows +writebackup -X11 -xfontset -xim 
-xterm_clipboard -xterm_save 
   system vimrc file: "/etc/vimrc"
     user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc"
      user exrc file: "$HOME/.exrc"
  fall-back for $VIM: "/usr/share/vim"
Compilation: gcc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -DSYS_VIMRC_FILE="/etc/vimrc"  -g -O2       
Linking: gcc   -L/usr/local/lib -o vim       -lncurses  -ldl       

Thanks for your patient help!
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