strange vi errors in Linux Mint/Ubuntu line 58: E488: Trailing characters: t_Sbet line 63: E171: Missing :endif

This happens on any file an even just typing "vi" whereas it never happened before.  I suspect an update or environment variable is causing this issue

When entering vi I get this weird stuff

line   58:
E488: Trailing characters: t_Sbet
line   63:
E171: Missing :endif

When exiting vi I get this weird stuff

  t_Sb=^[[4%?%p1%{1}%=%t4%e%p1%{3}%=%t6%e%p1%{4}%=%t1%e%p1%{6}%=%t3%e%p1%d%;m

 

The Solution

/etc/vim/vimrc is bad

I added an endif and also commented out a line that caused the problem and commented the "n't wake up system" portion.

#1) Backup

cp /etc/vim/vimrc /etc/vim/vimrc-bad

I am not 100% sure if this harms anything but you can always restore the old/bad file

Find line 58 and replace everything with this:

if &term=="xterm"
     set t_Co=8
     "set t_Sbet t_Sf
"n't wake up system with blinking cursor:
" http://www.linuxpowertop.org/known.php
let &guicursor = &guicursor . ",a:blinkon0"
endif

After setting the above I no longer get that annoying error/text.  Clearly some update missed up vimrc

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