BETA4 Vi backspace behavior

Mike B meb at
Tue Sep 21 13:20:37 PDT 2004

Giorgos Keramidas wrote:

>Make sure you're not running vim in `compatible' mode.  When this mode
>is enabled, then vim behaves like nvi too every time backspace is hit
>(i.e. it moves the cursor backwards but doesn't erase the characters
>underneath the cursor as it moves).
>- Giorgos

This led to the solution. Apparently if you do not have a .vimrc vim 
defaults to compatability mode. 'touch .vimrc' did the trick. Thanks for 
all the responses.


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