Table B-1 contains brief
descriptions of the important
command options. In the first column, options are listed in
alphabetical order; if the option can be abbreviated, that
abbreviation is shown in parentheses. The second column shows the
default setting that vi uses unless
you issue an explicit
(either manually or in the .exrc
file). The last column describes what the option does, when
In insert mode, indents each line to the same
level as the line above or below. Use with the
Display changes after each editor command. (For global replacement, display last replacement.)
Automatically write (save) the file if changed
before opening another file with
Ignore all control characters during input (except tab, newline, or form feed).
Names directory in which ex/vi stores buffer files. (Directory must be writable.)
Remember the flags used with the most recent substitute command (global, confirming), and use them for the next substitute command. Despite the name, no version of ed actually does this.
|Sound bell when an error occurs.|
Allow the execution of .exrc files that reside outside the user’s home directory.
Flash the screen instead of ringing the bell.