[lug] Can't find it in Lamb & Robbins
CAtkinson at Circadence.com
Tue Apr 17 08:59:42 MDT 2001
If you can't back space from the ex line (used for colon commands), it's
definitely a TERM issue.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D. Stimits [mailto:stimits at idcomm.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 10:00 PM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Can't find it in Lamb & Robbins
> 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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