[lug] Can't find it in Lamb & Robbins

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Apr 16 22:00:11 MDT 2001

Rob Mohr wrote:
> Hola!  Lug list.
> I looked in my Learning vi by Lamb & Robbins for an answer.  I use vi
> mainly on telnet sessions.  I am writing to a new file name and I mis type
> a keystroke.  Backspace is no good.  And esc writes it out.  Sometimes I
> am stuck with a funny file name that has non letters or blank spaces.
> What do I do to correct a bad keypunch on the vi command line?  I can't
> remember what it is nor find it in the book.
> Thanks LUG.

Depends whether you are in insert mode or not. If backspace doesn't work
correctly while in insert mode probably your terminal type is
misunderstood by the other end, and it might be useful to manually set
the TERM environment variable to vt100 or vt102 before starting the
remote session. Outside of insert mode (command mode), letter "h" goes
back, then "x" to delete the character.

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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