I made a simple
.exrc vim config file in my home directory on RHEL 5.8. Here are the contents:
However, when I go into vim, the line number are not shown. It may be worth noting that I am logged in as a shared application user ID. I have access to other RHEL 5.8 hosts here at work as well under my own user and .exrc file does in fact work.
Any idea what the problem might be?