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Re: configuring the backspace key, etc. (un-indenting doesn't work with vim)
- From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed at mail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:16:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: configuring the backspace key, etc. (un-indenting doesn't work with vim)
- References: <email@example.com> <COL101-W50D2DC39337F44D82B613EE6890@phx.gbl>
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 the way.
> 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...
Mark J. Reed <email@example.com>
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