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Re: configuring the backspace key, etc. (un-indenting doesn't work with vim)
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 09:16:40AM -0400, Mark J. Reed wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:21 AM, Jay <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>While Andrew's tone is a bit strong/rude, I do agree. The keyboard
>>should just work.
>And it does. Andrew had a misconfigured vim setup that was getting in
>>PC keyboards have been for a very long time now.
>Yes. But, again, you're not always on the local attached keyboard when
>interacting with a Linux system.
>Admittedly, even when not local, 99.9% of the time you'll be using some
>sort of VT100/ANSI terminal emulator, so a lot of the flexibility of
>the termcap/terminfo system is overkill at this point. But the
>underlying abstraction - no matter how you are connected, it looks like
>a tty to the host software - is still valuable.
>>>That's the price of using stuff without understanding it. Oh man.
>>Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone..
>Fair enough. But I do at least try not to blame "the system" when I
>screw something up because I didn't know what I was doing...
Thank you Mark. I think you have put your finger on the basic problem
which started this tedious discussion.
This thread veered away from anything to do with Cygwin a while ago.
Lets please move on now. If there is still a need to express
disappointment with the way UNIX handles ttys then please find another
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