I'm going through the vimtutor, and in Lesson 2.1 I read

NOTE: The letter d will appear on the last line of the screen as you type it. Vim is waiting for you to type w .

On my MacOS-default vim, I don't see it appearing on the last line of screen. What setting might control this?

  • try :set ruler
    – 3N4N
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 20:51
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    @klaus :set ruler did produce some status on the right bottom area. But it still is not showing the d after it's pressed. This does sound like a step in the right direction, though.
    – gds
    Commented Mar 16, 2019 at 21:19

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