How to show line number in vi / vim editor


linuxA note for myself on how to show line number in vi. Always need to edit my code in vi mode, but my vi doenst show line number by default. and i always look for the command to show line number in vi. This is very inefficient. So i decided to made this post to remind myself on how the command to show line number in vi editor.
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To show line number in vi editor, follow the steps below:-

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  • Once you are in the vi editor screen, you can type the command below:-
  • Once entered, you will see the line number showing at the left hand side of the file content.
  • In case you want to hide the line number, you can use the command below:-

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One Response to “How to show line number in vi / vim editor”

  1. Scott says:

    Why not put that command in your vi/vim rc file?

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