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Old 08-18-2003, 08:08 AM   #1
JamesM
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vi won't backspace or delete in terminal


Hi, I can backspace and delete in vi when i'm running it in a ordinary text console but when I open a terminal in the GNOME desktop, the backspace and delete keys just "beep" at me.

I really like vi - can anybody put me on the right track? I've searched the web and this seems like a common problem but one with out any obvious (& simple) solutions.

thanks

JAmes.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 09:06 AM   #2
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does ctl + h backspace for you in vi? If so, you might need to do a "stty erase ^?" at command line before you run vi.

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