I'm working on a CentOS 5.9 machine, and I simply want to type
sudo vi somefile
and have my trusty vim with syntax highlighting, etc. This seems simple enough, but after many attempts, it's still not working.
root@localhost> which vi alias vi='vim' /usr/bin/vim root@localhost> sudo which vi /bin/vi root@localhost> sudo -i which vi /bin/vi root@localhost> sudo -E which vi /bin/vi
I logged in as root to ensure that by default
vi somefile invoked vim. It did. I also tried to preserve the environment with -E and run the login scripts with -i. That did not work. In both my .profile and /etc/environment, I export the EDITOR as vim, and set vi as an alias to vim.
I also commented out a env_reset line in /etc/sudoers.
What else should I try? I didn't think replacing vi with vim would be so difficult, and I really like to understand what is going on here.