Strange behaviour in konsole

Jonas Norlander jonorland at
Thu Apr 10 09:12:21 UTC 2008

2008/4/10 Jonas Norlander <jonorland at>:
>  Hi
>  Could it be that he use vi instead of vim? I have seen similar problems with
>  arrows, backspace, del and other special keys when using vi. On my system
>  vi and vim is both a symlink to /usr/bin/vim.basic, but i think that
>  when you start
>  vim as vi you enter some "legacy" mode. A fast look at the manual for vi and vim

The word i was looking for here is compatible and not legacy. So when
started as vi
you will run vim in a vi compatible mode.

/ Jonas

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