Vim does not do encryption no more on RHEL5?

Binyon Steve Contr 705 CTS/ASRCC Steve.Binyon at
Thu Oct 11 16:37:06 UTC 2007

We are evaluating RHEL 5 and found this:

Under RHEL 3 and 4, one could do 'vi -x' to have the file password
protected and encrypted.  Under RHEL 5, this appears to be no longer
true.  So, what is used under RHEL 5 that replaces this functionality?
Btw the man page states that its still valid, but vim -h does not show
the -x flag.

Thanks in advance.


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