I am using vi with

set ts=4
set number

configuration and I am tired of settings these each time I open the vi editor on command line. So I want to configure vi with a configuration file that I can embed the settings listed above however, I could not find the config file for vi in Ubuntu. What is the exact location of vi config file in Ubuntu or which way I can configure vi? Any ideas ?

Note: This question is only specific to vi, not vim.

  • I do not understand why this question earned a down vote? Question is not clear, not eligible, bad formatting, wonder exactly what is the reason so that I can change it to a better form? It's bad to see getting down vote with no comments, not any negative feedback within a comment. – Levent Divilioglu Feb 22 '17 at 22:43
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    let me ask you this: when you say vi do you mean that you installed a different implementation of vi other than what came by default ? – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Feb 22 '17 at 22:56
  • On Ubuntu, vi is some version of Vim. – muru Feb 23 '17 at 9:44

Open a new file in your home directory called .exrc, and put your configurations therein.


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