nick nick - 2 years ago 149
Linux Question

Putty doesn't show vi mode

I'm using putty,I found when I use vi in putty,the vim mode doesn't show.I mean each time when I tapped 'i' to enter insert mode,I wished vim will show '--INSERT MODE--' at the bottom ;however,there was nothing changed in my vim editor in putty.

I want to know why,especially,how to make vim editor show '--INSERT MODE--' each time after I tap 'i' and enter insert mode,this prompt is very important to me to avoid misuseļ¼

Answer Source

Put the following line in your .vimrc file. It will show the current mode on the last line.

set showmode
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