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Old 04-02-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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Backspace not working in Vim

I'm running Slack 10.2, and I have this issue with Vim, wherein, the backspace just doesn't function nor does ctrl-h. I have to use the delete key for erasing text. Plus, the end key doesn't work either, pressing it just produces the tilde (not in gvim though, only from bash). What change do I make to the vimrc to get things right? Please advise. Thanks.
Old 04-02-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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in the .vimrc file in your home dir (or the system wide one in etc if you prefer) have:

set nocompatible
set backspace=2
#and if you want syntax highlighting
syntax on


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