[lug] backspace key not working in vi (off topic)

Ken Scott kscott-list at pcisys.net
Wed May 31 09:01:32 MDT 2000

If it's the syntax highlighting that you are referring to, you can type
:syntax off and that should remove all of it. You can also create a local
.vimrc file with that command.


On Wed, 31 May 2000, Kevin Moore wrote:

> How do you get rid of all that "cutesy color term garbage"? I haven't had
> the time to really take a look at this "feature", but it annoys the !@## out
> of me. Thanks..Kevin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hugh Brown [mailto:hugh at math.byu.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 8:48 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] backspace key not working in vi
> Originally it was xterm but I have since switched it to vt100.  I have 
> my .tcshrc doing an stty erase ^H, I will try it from the command line 
> but I am dubious.  For some reason, in vi the backspace is showing up 
> as ^?.  I think it has to do with all of the  
> that has been put in (nothing like a good bias).  I have been able 
> to eradicate most of it but I think they set something somewhere else, 
> I just can't figure out where.
> Hugh
> > 
> > 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?

><>   Ken Scott   kscott at pcisys.net   http://www.pcisys.net/~kscott   
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