- Create or edit a multi-line file with a last line that's empty.
- Position cursor on that empty last line.
- Note that the 'C' command erroneously deletes the current line and
instead changes to insert mode at the beginning of the previous line.
I have two systems (x86 and an x86_64) that exhibit this
problem, both being fairly standard, very current Debian
systems. When Vim starts up it announces the following:
VIM - Vi IMproved
by Bram Moolenaar et al.
Modified by email@example.com
...and the Vim packages I have onboard are:
ii vim-common 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii vim-doc 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - HTML documentation
ii vim-full 2:7.2.130-1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor (transitional package)
ii vim-gnome 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - with GNOME2 GUI
ii vim-gtk 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - with GTK2 GUI
ii vim-gui-common 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - Common GUI files
ii vim-python 2:7.2.130-1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor (transitional package)
ii vim-runtime 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files
ii vim-scripts 20110813 plugins for vim, adding bells and whistles
ii vim-tiny 2:7.3.280-1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - compact version
Note that on another, older Debian machine with Vim version 7.2.445
and also on a very current Ubuntu system the 'C' command works as expected.
I have tried this:
- with and without "finish" (unquoted) in my ~/.vimrc and ~/.exrc
- with and without a ~/.vimrc and an ~/.exrc present
- with and without a ~/.vim directory in my home dir.
- with and without the -u NONE trick. (also -u /dev/null)
- after deleting /usr/share/vim*
- logged in as root and also as various non-root users
- executing the full-blown version and also vim.tiny
- in an xterm spawned by a local X session, on the console
/dev/tty1 and while connected remotely via SSH
...but can always trivially reproduce the problem, so I'm
wondering if this is maybe specific to the Debian version...?