vim Keybindings

patrick gibblertron at
Sun Nov 1 05:35:38 UTC 2009

Try creating /usr/local/share/vim/vimrc with the following:

set nomodeline
set nocompatible


On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Drew Tomlinson
<drew at> wrote:
> I'm experiencing an annoying problem with vim on FBSD 8 that I don't have on
> FBSD 7.  Whenever I start vim, if I press the down arrow as the first key,
> it deletes the first line of my file and enters insert mode.  All the other
> keys work fine and even the down arrow works fine after the first press.
> I've searched for help but haven't turned up anything relevant.  Any ideas
> on what I can check?
> Thanks,
> Drew
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