drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu Nov 5 04:55:03 UTC 2009
Chuck Robey wrote:
> Drew Tomlinson 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?
> Hmm. Don't know if your machine is exactly set up as mine, so 1st, does hitting
> the escape key as the first key fix things?
> And, on a shell, hit control-V (the
> common shell escape key for control keys), then the down arrow, what does it
> Not sure I would be able to help, but there is often a timing issue on
> special function key decoding (like all of the arrow keys, or the function keys,
> etc) and this may tell what your down key is set for in Vim. Beyond that, Vim's
> environment is extremely programmable, so one would really have to look
> carefully through all of your environment files, beginning with vim's ~/.vimrc.
> If you are using any of vim's huge store of extensions, your .vimrc probably
> has statements to include subdirectories (perhaps of your homedir). Those files
> are also candidates for trouble sources.
This is a default 7.2 install from ports. In my home directory, I have
created a .vimrc and tried various items from Google searches, trying to
remedy this problem. Currently, it contains:
> Are you having this problem on ttys, or under X11? Tried both?
I guess on ttys. Specifically, I'm using SecureCRT from a windows
machine. The terminal emulation is set to Xterm. I'm not sure I ever
specifically set that but I use this same software from this same
machine without problems on vim 7.2 on a FBSD 6.2 install and a FBSD 7.3
> It's most likely *something* dealing with Vim, because it's unreported on
> FreeBSD (I know, I love vim and been using it on FreeBSD-current for years).
> Vim's IRC channel ("vim") is extremely good about helping on problems, like bad
> keymapping, they are just as good as we here on this mailing list are, but they
> obviously concentrate on vim. Anyways, if you answer these questions on the
> list or channel, folks are far more likely to be able to help you here (or on
> the vim channel).
Thanks for your help. I'd really like to remove this annoyance. :)
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