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I just moved from RH/Fedora to Ubuntu 12.04. In RedHat, when I reopen a file with VIM, it opens with the cursor on the line it was on when I closed the file. However, what I am seeing now is that when I reopen a file, the cursor is always at the top, every time. As some of the files I am working with are 20k lines long, this gets a bit old quickly.
I installed the full version of VIM via apt-get on my new Ubuntu so that I could use the arrow keys in insert mode. The version that is printed out is VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3.
Any help at all would be gratefully welcomed.