[techtalk] Making vi show control characters?

Amanda Babcock alb at quandary.org
Wed Mar 21 20:57:22 EST 2001

On Tue, Mar 20, 2001 at 02:17:07PM +1100, jenn at simegen.com wrote:

> Amanda Babcock wrote:
> > Does anybody know how to make vi pass control characters through instead
> > of showing them as hex numbers?
> IIRC, type ^V before the character. (EG: ^V^C)
> Save before you try this...

Actually, I meant how to make it *show* characters that are already in
the file.  Mine insists upon escaping them, showing them as a number 
preceded by a backslash.  I ended up using Emacs instead, when I found 
out that version 20 has internationalization built in from the ground up.


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