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Re: blinking is evil



On Sat, Mar 07, 2009 at 12:17:55PM -0600, Michael Hennebry wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Mar 2009, Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 09:38:35AM -0600, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>>> After updating to Fedora 9, I used vi on an old mailbox.
>>> Most of the header lines were blinking at me.
>>> What's going on?
>>> How do I make it stop?
>>> If I find the inventor of blinking text,
>>> how slowly should I kill him?
>>>
>>
>> You have to go back to before the invention of the VT-100 terminal
>> to discover the inventor of blinking text.
>
> Is he still dead?
>
>> I think the issue is the alias for vi
>> $ alias vi
>> alias vi='vim'
>
> Yup.
> I don't have a real vi.
....
>> # alias vi
>> -bash: alias: vi: not found
>> # which vi
.....
> Turning off blinking generally would be a good thing.
> If I went through all the vim syntax files and removed all
> the blinks and use_blinks, would that do the trick for gvim?

It might be quicker to edit the terminal info file.
Last I checked terminfo hints can be local to your
account as specified by environment variables.

look at the man page for tic (terminfo compiler) and friends.


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