Strange behaviour in konsole

Adam McGreggor lists at
Fri Apr 11 01:01:49 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 06:07:14PM +0200, Antonio PĂ©rez wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Jonas Norlander <jonorland at> wrote:
> >  >  Same problem here (Kubuntu 7.10). This makes me use "nano" in console
> >  >  instead "vi".
> >  >
> >  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
> >  don't give an answer to that, perhaps someone here on the list know?
> >  You also got several vim packages to chose from. I think as default vim-tiny is
> >  installed, you could try install vim-full to see if it make any difference.
> On my system vi is a symlink to: /etc/alternatives/vi and vim is a
> symlink to: /etc/alternatives/vim
> /etc/alternatives/vi and /etc/alternatives/vim are both a symlink to:
> /usr/bin/vim.tiny
> And you are right!, if I use "vi", I get "strange" codes, but using
> "vim" cursor keys works in insert mode! :). Thanks for your comment.
> P.S: I have installed vim-common and vim-tiny packages.

Try it with vim-full...

One of the first things i do on boxes is install vim-full. Can't stand

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