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Old 05-04-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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VI (elvis) not working with URXVT terminal - termcap problems. Any (easy) solutions?

I should add that it does not work with any of the terminal emulators (e.g. xterm) since it has a problem with termcap.

It doesn't crash - it just stays in ex mode.

In other words it has become just a line editor.

My problem is that I know nothing about termcap et al, and from what I read it is quite a difficult thing to mess around with.

Is there any fix?

(needless to say I work now with Vim which, strangely, is not effected by this problem.
Old 05-05-2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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urxvt is also known as rxvt-unicode.


elvis, termcap, vi

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