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Re: 1.7.35: possible backspace key and arrow keys bug

On Apr  9 13:51, Renà Berber wrote:
> On 4/9/2015 12:34 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Apr  9 09:54, Weston Turner wrote:
> >> I corroborate the original poster's experience with this issue.
> >> 
> >> Steps to reproduce the issue: for example open a file with vim 
> >> under Cygwin, press: up, up, down, down, left, left, right,
> >> right. Vim under Cygwin places:
> >> 
> >> C C D D B B A A
> >> 
> >> in the file due to the arrow keys being pressed. Vim under bash
> >> on Linux or the Mac terminal does not treat the arrow keys as
> >> file input, but rather simply uses them to move the cursor about
> >> in the file.
> > 
> > WJFFM, as on Linux, in command mode as well as in insert mode.
> You probably have a .vimrc on Cygwin, and the same or /etc/vimrc on Linux.

I have a.vimrc, yes.

> The real question:
> Why vim on Cygwin doesn't install, or use if you add one, /etc/vimrc?
> On Linux I have one with the following contents (which fixes the
> thread problem):
> " Begin /etc/vimrc
> set nocompatible
> set backspace=2
> syntax on
> set background=dark
> if (&term == "iterm") || (&term == "putty")
>   set background=dark
> endif
> " End /etc/vimrc
> The 5th line doesn't work with the version installed on Cygwin, so you
> have to comment it; but it would be nice to also have syntax highlighting.

Indeed.  I just tested this by moving my ~/.vimrc to /etc/vimrc and
then /etc/virc, and in both cases syntax highlighting is not activated
even though a `set nocompatible' preceeds `syntax on', while the same
works fine on Fedora.

Yaakov, any idea?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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