The nvi text editor’s settings are controlled in a
~/.nexrc startup file.
:set all in the editor to see all of its options.
Any caret followed by a letter was written by Entering control key chords into nvi.
set autoindent " command editor opens on (^V^R) set cedit=^R " extended regular expressions set extended " file completion on tab (^V^V^V<tab>) set filec=^V set noflash " case-insensitive searches unless upper-case set iclower set matchtime=1 " no read-only lock set nolock set path=. set ruler set searchincr set showmatch set tags=./TAGS set tildeop set windowname " wrap through end of file when searching set wrapscan
This is some boilerplate to make nvi behave as I’m used to from my experience with vim. There are more subjective settings:
set shell=/bin/sh set shiftwidth=4 set tabstop=4 set wrapmargin=4