[lug] backspace key not working in vi
chip at rmpg.org
Wed May 31 06:39:50 MDT 2000
I don't have 6.2, but have you tried actually doing stty -erase ^H ? I
have found that even though stty -a shows erase as ^H that sometimes I
have to set it. Also, what are you using for a terminal? The console, X
term, something else?
On Sat, 27 May 2000, Hugh Brown wrote:
> I have recently switched to Redhat 6.2 and I am rather frustrated by the
> default setup of vi/vim on it.
> I have been able to correct most of the errant behavior.
> The two problem that I have not been able to correct are still
> When I hit the backspace key in vi it deletes to the right of the cursor
> instead of to the left.
> TERM is set to vt100 and stty reports that erase is ^H.
> When I am in vi, if I type ^H then it deletes to the left. Backspace
> works fine on the command line. Help.
> The other problem is when I want to do a global search/replace (e.g. to
> get rid of the ^M), when I type ^V in order to get the ^M, it does
> nothing (nothing productive, it fills in the square cursor and then
> switches back to the underline cursor).
> PS I finally moved to Boulder County and have my connection back. My
> experiences with Rhythms/PhoenixDSL has not been positive this far, but
> that's another story.
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