[SATLUG] vi bug in Ubuntu
luis at luisgarza.com
Sun Sep 30 02:33:23 CDT 2007
> I never knew that this post would elicit such a response but then again I
> now remember where I posted, SATLUG.
> Any how the first time I experienced this type of behavior with vi, I forget
> which distro but it was several years ago. I read up and quickly learned
> how to navigate. So, yes I know the hjkl keys for navigating within vi.
> Using the arrow keys seems more natural to me and in the past my only
> experiences have been with RedHat and Fedora which both excepted the arrow
> keys. I'm not as OG as many of you, but I do have a soldering iron you can
> lick. :P
Well vi is as old as a VT-52, if you are old enough to remember one.
It did not have the arrow keys so the hjkl keys were used to navigate
Then came the VT-100 which did have the arrow keys. Pressing one of the
arrow keys would transmit escape ] A B C or D. Later with the VT-120,
it was changed to escape ] a b c or d . Why is this important, because
to use the arrow keys, the termcap file needed to have these keys sequences.
Later as more terminal emulators started to emerge like XTERM or PC,
they included the arrow keys.
So my question is what terminal emulator was being used that did not have
the arrow keys?
To find out, just do the following command:
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