111570Re: backspace not working
- Feb 1, 2010On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Alexander Dietz wrote:
> Hi,I just ran into the same problem on a virtual host. The following
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 06:53, Bee <200309@...> wrote:
> > Alexander Dietz wrote:
> > > I have a problem with vim I could not solve after extensive
> > > googling and trying out. I am using vi on a xterm and whenever I
> > > try to use backspace to delete the character LEFT of the cursor,
> > > the RIGHT character is deleted. There is no difference between
> > > the backspace and delete key. How can I change to the desired
> > > behaviour?
> > Try stating with your vimrc disabled:
> > vim -u NONE
> > Does it work ok?
> absolutely not, its worse than before. I get ^? characters (for
> backspace) and I cannot navigate using the arrow keys anymore.
worked for me inside my .vimrc:
(where the '^?' was entered by typing Ctrl+V Backspace in insert mode.
NOT circumflex + question mark -- see :help i_CTRL-V )
In your .vimrc that you included in your earlier message, you appeared
to not type (in insert mode) Ctrl+V Backspace, but rather had the
literal text (^) followed by (h), which seems backwards from what you
want anyway. (If you're getting ^? when you type 'Backspace', you
should set t_kb to that value... but using the literal terminal
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