Turn off the crazyness

In vim:



syntax off
let g:loaded_matchparen=1
set nocp
set noincsearch
set nohlsearch
set noshowmatch
set noautoindent



Ensure that vim is called as "vi", not "vim" (this would be in your aliases)

if possible:

install nvi

in bash:


(removes colour ls to avoid eye cancer and ensures that vim knows you called "vi" instead of "vim"

unalias -a
set -o vi
export EDITOR=nvi # or 'vi' - whatever you got