vim under cygwin

Luke Vanderfluit
Tue Dec 20 01:13:00 GMT 2005

Hi Igor.

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

>On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Luke Vanderfluit wrote:
>>I'm a vi user :-)
>>I recently started using cygwin, so forgive me if this is an obvious one.
>>I want to use vi under cygwin but I'm having trouble with terminal settings.
>>apparently these are the possible term settings.
>>However, none of these work right.
>>Can someone advise me on the term settings for windows XP/cygwin or
>>point me to an appropriate resource.
>Just to clarify: if you use the default cmd.exe "console" window (i.e.,
>the default Cygwin shortcut), then your TERM is "cygwin".  If you use
>rxvt or xterm, you'd use TERM="xterm", of course...
Thanks for your reply.
I'm using rxvt. I use the following in cygwin.bat:

bash --login -i -c 'rxvt -geometry 80x29 -sb -sl 10000 -bg Black -fg 
green -bd LightSeaGreen -fn Courier -font 7x15'

I've tried setting
term=builtin_xterm -> bad characters when using cursor, no 
backspace=delete to previous line as in vim set backspace=2, no info 
telling me which mode I'm in.
term=ansi, backspace=2 -> no mode info, backspace deletes but screen 
doesn't show deletions until next insert (annoying, not workable)

If there are any cygwin users on XP who have a nicely working vi, please 
let me know what your settings are.


Kind regards.


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