A 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.
To show line number in vi editor, follow the steps below:-
- 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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Why not put that command in your vi/vim rc file?