So far, it’s been easy. I have a post about How to make Ubuntu have a nice bash shell like OpenSuSE and it barely needs any update.
But it does, a little.
sudo update-alternatives --config editor
In the menu that was presented to me, Option 2: 2 /usr/bin/vim.basic was the right one. There’s nothing there to tell me the difference between vim.basic versus vim.tiny (I wanted whatever vim.fullsuperduperthrowinallthebellsandwhistles is) – but vim.tiny was not it.
touch ~/.bash_aliases vim ~/.bash_aliases (insert mode) alias ll="ls -la" alias ..="cd .." (escape) :wq
and lastly, the step that is the same:
sudo vim /etc/inputrc
Find my way down to where the comments say alternate mappings for “page up” and “page down” to search the history and then hit the x key a few times to delete the characters which comment out the functionality I want.
Log out, and log back in. It’s good. 🙂