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Re: strange vi



dman wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2002 at 06:59:07PM -0800, justin cunningham wrote:
> | Michel Loos wrote:
> | | On Mon, Feb 18, 2002, justin cunningham wrote:
> 
> | | > dpkg -l | grep vi shows nvi 1.79-20.  the potato's show 1.79-16a.1.
> | | >
> | | > ok, so if I use the letter keys instead how to I get to the end
> | | > of a line of data then press return to enter a new line without
> | | > taking the last character with me?
> | |
> | | Like usual A
> |
> | Sigh... ok, you've made it clear it's time pick up that vi book behind
> | me.
> 
> Yep :-).
> 
> Alternatively, you can simply press 'o' to "open" a new line below the
> current line.  Then the cursor will be placed on the first column of
> the new, blank, line.  The 'O' (note the case difference) command does
> the same thing, except the blank line is "opened" above the current
> line.
> 
> -D
> 

...ok, all that's cool, but nothing so far has answered the original
question: how does one get nvi to recognize the arrow keys? Things
worked fine until I upgraded to woody, now nvi isn't playing nice. All
the man page has to say is "The cursor arrow keys should work, too."

anyone with any ideas?

--Rich


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Rich Puhek               
ETN Systems Inc.         
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