BETA4 Vi backspace behavior
meb at cinci.rr.com
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).
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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