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Make VI Easier to Use

  1. Navigate into your home directory.
  2. Type vi .vimrc into your command line.
  3. In the file that opens, type:
set tabstop=2
set number
syntax on
  1. Save the file and exit VI.
  2. Type source .vimrc

The next time you open vi, the changes should be saved. There are lots of ways to customize VI. Search for recommended .vimrc files on google for more info.