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Old 09-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #1
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Vim: terribly used to Backspace for deleting.


Hi: I installed Slack 9.1 in an old machine, and vim (6.2) does not respond to the backspace key. I'm used to strike BS to delete a few chars leftward. And I would like to continuing doing so.

Although I seem to remember this is a difficult matter, I dare ask for a little help.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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Hello,

I remember something like this in Fedora a while back, and if I recall correctly, when I installed all vim packages from the repositories, it worked for me within insert/edit mode. Is that what you are talking about? I know I installed something like vim-???, which I think was a simple mode, or something of that nature.

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Josh
 
Old 09-18-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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After slack 12.0 instalation I have no problem with the BS key in insert mode. But installing 9.1, in insert mode, only way to erase is with the Delete key. I hate that. The BS key is that big for some purpose, although in modern spanish keyboards it has been reduced to the size of a lentil.
 
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