vi confusion

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vi confusion

Postby adssse » 2006-01-27 15:05

I am having trouble using vi. When I use the backspace key in vi it gives me the error '^? isnt a vi command' at the bottom of the screen. I am not sure what to do about this. I typed
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stty -a
and found 'stty erase = ^?', but this seems right to me. I seem to remember on another distro I have seen this set to ^H or something like that. Should this be changed? Would installing and using vim as opposed to the older vi solve this problem. I would appreciate any help in resolving this matter as I use vi quite a bit.
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Postby Jeroen » 2006-01-27 17:51

I'd strongly suggest using vim instead of vi. The older vi is quite... archaic, and fails a bit too often to behave correct on things like arrows/backspace/etc, etc. If vim shows the same problems, there indeed something else wrong, but for now, I guess it's vi being vi.
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Postby adssse » 2006-01-28 02:23

Thank you for your response. I downloaded vim and the problem does not seem to exist.
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