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Re: vi wierdness

Ummm, methinks you may have some TERM variable questions.

For longtime vi users:

i - gets you into [INSERT] mode
<ESC> - returns you to command mode



On Mon, 2004-06-28 at 13:37, Mark Haney wrote:
> I am really hoping someone on this list has an answer for the strange  
> problem I am having.  I've seen this before, but I can't pin down a reason  
> for it to be happening.  I have several FC2 boxes at home I can SSH into  
> for various reasons, and a FC2 mail server running sendmail/dovecot at  
> work.  I can SSH and use vi just fine on my machines at home, but for some  
> bizarre reason, I simply can't use vi on the mail server.  Let me rephrase  
> that, I can run vi, but I cannot get the normal commands to work.   
> [INSERT] doesn't put me in edit mode, CTRL-C doesn't get me into command  
> mode to save the file, it all seems scrambled.  Like I said, I've seen  
> this with other OS's on a few occsaions over the years and can't find a  
> reason for it.  Does anyone know how to fix it?  Or have you seen this  
> problem before?
> -- 
> Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.
> Mark Haney
> Network, Database and Systems Administration
> DoctorDirectory.com Inc.

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