BETA4 Vi backspace behavior

Jeremy Chadwick freebsd at
Mon Sep 20 19:11:42 PDT 2004

stty -a.  Look at `erase'.  `erase2' is not supported by "a lot" of
apps, but more and more seem to be supporting it.  I've a PR that's
still open, in attempt to get less/more to support erase2.

Also, if you're not truly on the FreeBSD VGA console, cons25 is
incorrect.  In that case, try xterm or vt100.

| Jeremy Chadwick                                 jdc at |
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| UNIX Systems Administrator                   Mountain View, CA, USA |
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On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 09:51:48PM -0400, Mike B wrote:
> Sorry if this is already addressed or is a non-issue. If I enter text 
> into vi (or vim for that matter) and hit the backspace key the cursor 
> runs over the text but does not remove it from the screen. If I then hit 
> escape after backing over all of this text it is then, and only then, 
> removed from the buffer. On my 4.x  systems vi and vim work as I expect 
> with no intervention on my part. My term is set to cons25 btw. Thanks
> Mike
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