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Vi configuration setting

  • 1.  Vi configuration setting

    Posted 10-31-2018 12:35

    vi displays garbage when editing a file, but cat shows the contents ok.



  • 2.  RE: Vi configuration setting

    Posted 10-31-2018 14:42

    Hi, Kent. Do you have the environment variable _BPXK_AUTOCVT=ON set? If you are using Rocket’s open source tools (such as bash), they make use of IBM’s enhanced ASCII suport and are ASCII-mode programs. They require this setting.

    If you haven’t used enhanced ASCII before this, it would be helpful to spend some time with the documentation. Besides the link above, I recommend looking at:

    – Jerry