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Re: vi inserts odd characters when using cursor keys in insert mode



I'm having this problem: the right arrow insets "d" etc. I screwed up my
fstab file as a result.

> Thanks, it works fine now, because I have the same problem, so I am just
> waitting for some answer
>
> On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 11:33:18AM -0400, Sean Estabrooks wrote:
>> On Sat, 19 Jun 2004 03:42:19 -0500
>> "r sutton" <rdsutton_public email com> wrote:
>>
>> > With my install of FC2 I find that vi now has odd behavior when using
>> the cursor keys when in insert mode.  For example: move to the last
>> character in the last line of text in a file -- the cursor is
>> positioned over the last character and I press 'i' to select insert
>> mode.  Now press the right cursor key, and instead of moving the
>> cursor to the right by one position I find the line is moved down and
>> a uppercase 'C' is inserted in the line above.  Pressing the 'up'
>> cursor arrow on the keyboard inserts a new line with an uppercase 'A'
>> -- left cursor inserts an uppercase 'D' -- 'down' cursor inserts a
>> 'B'.  Is this a change in vi or is this caused by a change in tty for
>> the shell?
>>
>>
>> Works fine here.  Perhaps your TERM variable is set incorrectly?
>> Try:
>>
>> export TERM=xterm ; vi
>>
>> - or if you're at a text console -
>>
>> export TERM=linux ; vi
>>
>> Good Luck,
>> Sean
>>
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