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Re: vim problem (win xp): Cygwin seems unable to move the input cursor to arbitrary positions.
- From: "Raye Raskin" <rayer at pobox dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 20:13:45 -0800
- Subject: Re: vim problem (win xp): Cygwin seems unable to move the input cursor to arbitrary positions.
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Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 7:24 PM
Subject: vim problem (win xp): Cygwin seems unable to move the input cursor to arbitrary positions.
Since i've updated cygwin i only had time to try out vim again, and there seems to be a problem with
the automatic movement of the input cursor.
E.g. after simple character input, the cursor isn't moved to the next positon (but vim keeps
overwriting the last character i typed). And when typing a command (with the initial ':'), although
the ':' is getting printed to the proper bottom line, everything i type after that is getting put
into the document view (or wossname), only that this time the cursor position is getting incremented,
so that i actually can write a whole line of command-line text which also even is properly
interpreted as a command.
But what's really strange, is this. When i now split the screen with ':sp', the upper document view
behaves like the original, but the lower suddenly is working just fine. I can write whole lines of
text, manually move the cursor about, i.e. do all the fancy things i used to do (in the good old
I look forward to any comments.
As I recall, Cygwin only offers the console version of vim. Please
correct me if I'm wrong. If I were you I'd remove your cygwin vim
and get the really nice GUI version gvim (and the console version,
vim, if you want, as I have) from the vim website at
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