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Linux Bash How to show line numbers in vi

This is more of a reminder to myself than anything else. When I am working directly on the Linux server (Centos is my flavor of choice), I often need to find a line number. I have used vi and other editors for a long long time (since the days when unicorns wandered the earth), but I still forget some things. Like today, I had to look up how to turn on line numbers in vi.

It really is simple.

Hit the "Esc" escape key and type:

:set number

On some flavors of Linux:

:set nu

also works.

Easy peasy, now if I can just remember this.

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