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Old 12-10-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
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Question rxvt - vim questions about keybinding

Hi folks,

need some help with using rxvt and vim within the rxvt. It seems that for some reason, I'm using a rather stubborn system. I can't seem to get back space working when using less in rxvt. When I use backspace in VIM, I also get it deleting forward not backwards.

Things I've Tried:

- modified the actual terminal keybinding , didn't work

- modify lesskey binding, to us "^?" for Backspace, didn't work.

Searched everywhere online, but can't find anything that I haven't tried that didn't work.

Using xterm appears to work fine.

Any help?
Old 12-11-2004, 01:32 AM   #2
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try setenv TERM to rxvt
Old 12-13-2004, 12:53 AM   #3
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Thanks Terminator,

setting TERM to rxvt doesn't appear to work. It actually sets my terminal to 'dummy settings'. I've currently got that set to 'xterm'.

The problems I see at the moment are,

running less: doing a search and then backspace gives ^? all the time.

running vim: backspace is always gives me a forward deleter rather than a backwards delete.

It becomes quite annoying.


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