# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-01-23 00:16:00 -0800: > FreeBSD 4.7 > Mutt 1.4i (2002-05-29) > Vim 6.1.271 > > Anyways, when I run vim from the command line, if I'm in insert mode and I > hit the backspace key it acts normally. IE: It erases the character to the > left of the cursor. > > However, when I'm editing an email to send (as I am right now) when I hit > the backspace key it instead acts like I hit delete. (Erasing the character > under the cursor). > > Any ideas as to why this might be happening? It's highly frustrating.
I had the same/similar problem when I started using FreeBSD. The lack of user-level documentation, silence of those-who-have-the-answers, all that was really depressing. That said, I went through my .vimrc, .muttrc, .Xdefaults, and .zsh* files, and /usr/share/misc/termcap, and all I could find was XTerm.backspacekey: ^H XTerm.deletekey: ^? in my .Xdefaults; the ^H and ^? are literal characters, IOW, real backspace and delete. I had this problem some time ago: rxvt (or was it vim?) started from my window manager's menu (which was then blackbox) behaved properly, while if started through bbkeys (an app that handles keyboard shortcuts in blackbox) I couldn't get backspace/delete behave. The difference was in the way these two programs launched it. I don't remember what I did to address it, perhaps the author of bbkeys changed the code... -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message