[lug] backspace key not working in vi

Archer Sully archer at meer.net
Wed May 31 14:51:50 MDT 2000

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Hugh Brown" <hbrown at byu.edu>

> When I hit the backspace key in vi it deletes to the right of the cursor
> instead of to the left.

The problem is that your backspace key is sending a delete instead
of ^h.  You need to remap it.

Actually, this is something that I find annoying about a lot of programs.
They tend to ignore stty settings and instead just assume that you want
del for backspace instead ^h, which is, I believe, a left over bit of
fanaticism from RMS.

-- a

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