March 29th, 2005, 09:24

I'm having some problems with VI at school, the buttons have all gone hay-wire and crazy. School's running SunOS 5.9 if it's relevant btw.
Anyways, the arrow keys seem to be bound to up-o-(capital-letter).
So up arrow gets you a new line above the one your one with A and the start. Left gives you a new line with C and so on. Backspace, which works fine in everything else does the traditional ^H as well. I'm at a loss as to why this is happening in VI only, emacs and bash both work normally... can anyone shed some light on this?

March 29th, 2005, 13:06
Are you doing a remote session? If so, use hjkl =)

h = left
j = down
k = up
l = right

March 29th, 2005, 17:17
I haven't seen anything like that happen except in remote terminals, but even then it was Sol8. Sol 9 is pretty good about terminal emulation.

March 30th, 2005, 07:14
Yeah, it's a remote session. I guess it's time to read through the man pages again, brush up on all those keyboard commands... :0) Thanks for the quick reply!