On Friday 28 September 2007 06:05:49 Jay Chandler wrote:
> Eric Schuele wrote:
> > On 09/27/2007 21:01, Jay Chandler wrote:
> >> Howdy.
> >> Sorry to keep hitting the list with questions today, but does anyone
> >> know how to get the home, delete, end, page up, etc. keys working
> >> correctly in vim?
> >> It works in Linux, drives me nuts in FreeBSD...
> > They work perfectly fine here. How is it you expect those keys to
> > behave? Define "working correctly".
> When in insert mode, and pagedown is pressed, the letter the cursor is
> over is capitalized, and the editor is removed from insert mode, as an
> PageUp capitalizes the letter next to it, and again removes me from
> insert mode.
> Home randomly capitalizes letters and shifts the cursor to the next letter.
> Insert decapitalizes the letter the cursor is over.
> Weird behavior like this...
> I was mistaken in that this is in vim-- this is in the natural version
> of vi that ships with the base OS.
> This is happening from PuTTY in default setting mode on a Windows box--
> my MacBook is relatively better behaved.
If you also run Linux, you can copy your ~/.vimrc or the systemwide one to
your FreeBSD as ~/.vimrc and that should fix the problem. Also export your
editor as vim in your ~/.bashrc. In addition, I make an alias so that when I
use 'vi' as a command, I get 'vim' and not what FreeBSD uses as vi by
default. I had the same problems that you report.
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