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Re: backspace key in gvim
- From: Steven Woody <narkewoody at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 11:41:51 +0800
- Subject: Re: backspace key in gvim
- References: <20060318185050.DFE3F2680@dot.warande.net>
Arend-Jan Westhoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> At 23:42 2006-03-18 +0800, Steven Woody wrote:
>>i've installed gvim on cygwin, but the backspace does not work properly. the
>>problem is, in insert mode, the backspace key can not delete any character
>>which are typed before current insert mode ( it can only delete chars
> typed in
>>this insert session ).
>>is there any clue? thanks.
>>steven woody (id: narke)
> As far as I know vi has always worked like that.
> Just as when you set Auto Indent mode with:
> :set ai
> you cannot move to before the initial indentation point with backspace,
> but have to use Ctrl-d instead.
> Taking your message at face value one might think you would be happier with
> using gvim in easy mode:
> gvim -y
> However I think using that mode subtracts much more from the
> strong points of vi than it does from its weak points.
> There is also the question of whether this question is on topic for this list.
thanks for you answer and suggestion, but i don't think i am off topic. the
problem i described only happen on Cygwin+Win32. i might not descript it so
clear, let me do it again:
1, open gvim.
2, press 'i'
3, type in 'hello,'
4, press ESC ( back to command mode )
5, press 'a'
6, type in 'world'
7, press BACKSPC 5 times, now the 'world' was deleted
8, press BACKSPC again, however, this time nothing happen, the ',' and
previous 'hello' can not be deleted as expected.
steven woody (id: narke)
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