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Old 04-11-2006, 10:04 AM   #1
sycamorex
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vi


Hallo,
I just installed slackware 10.2 on one of the boxes at work (not connected to the internet)
I have been doing some work in vi editor, however it
behaves in a strange way. What I mean is delete, backspace, tab, and navigation keys don't work in a normal way. Sometimes they work, sometimes not. When
I use backspace, I can still see the letters that should have been erased, then I have to press delete
to get rid of them.

I have some experience using vi. I have been using it for half a year at home on Fedora Core and Centos.
Nothing like that has ever happened on them.

What's the reason for this? How can I fix it?
The other problem is how can I add colour support
for C syntax in vi. I have it on Fedora and Centos.
Thanks
 
Old 04-11-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
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Try `vim` instead of `vi`. If you did a full install, it'll be available.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 10:51 AM   #3
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I definitely did a full install, but vim hasn't helped much
the same problems with navidating, deleting
and no colours for C
 
Old 04-11-2006, 12:22 PM   #4
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Create ~/.vimrc with the following contents:
Code:
set nocompatible
set backspace=indent,eol,start
set nobackup            " do not keep a backup file, use versions instead
set history=50          " keep 50 lines of command line history
set ruler               " show the cursor position all the time
set showcmd             " display incomplete commands
set incsearch           " do incremental searching
syntax on
set hlsearch
set autoindent          " always set autoindenting on
set expandtab
set tabstop=4
set shiftwidth=4
 
Old 04-12-2006, 04:20 AM   #5
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Thanks, however, unfortunately, it didn't help much. There is some syntax highlihted, thoughBut still, navigation and deletion work funny.
Anyway, I'll probably switch to emacs at work. thanks for your help
 
  


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