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Re: 1.7.35: possible backspace key and arrow keys bug
- From: Gary Johnson <garyjohn at spocom dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:21:51 -0700
- Subject: Re: 1.7.35: possible backspace key and arrow keys bug
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On 2015-04-09, René 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.
> The real question:
> Why vim on Cygwin doesn't install, or use if you add one, /etc/vimrc?
$ vim --version
system vimrc file: "$VIM/vimrc"
user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc"
2nd user vimrc file: "~/.vim/vimrc"
user exrc file: "$HOME/.exrc"
fall-back for $VIM: "/etc"
f-b for $VIMRUNTIME: "/usr/share/vim/vim74"
>From within vim,
To find out more about the value of $VIM, execute
So, Cygwin's vim looks for the system vimrc at /usr/share/vim/vimrc,
not /etc/vimrc. If you create that file, start vim and execute
you will see
at the top of the list.
Personally, I really like that Cygwin does not include a system
vimrc in its vim package. If it did, I'd have to undo all those
settings or rm the file. I have a ~/.vimrc that works on Windows,
Cygwin, Ubuntu and Fedora and ensures that vim behaves the same on
all platforms. I don't want somebody else making those
configuration decisions for me.
> 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
> " 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.
I don't understand what you mean that the 5th line doesn't work and
has to be commented. I have "syntax on" in my ~/.vimrc file and
syntax highlighting works just fine. I have "set background=light"
in my colorscheme file and it works fine as well. Further, I can
execute ":set background=dark" and ":set background=light" from the
vim command line and see the color differences.
It sounds like some part of your installation is broken.
I'm using Cygwin's vim 7.4.663-1.
Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html
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