Cursors do not work in bash under Win98

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Aug 23 02:32:00 GMT 1999

Chris Faylor wrote:
> >On Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 11:11:38PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >[...]
> >>All commands never worked with a vi under cygwin. AFAIK this is a
> >>problem of native keyboards under win32. The key combinations
> >>doesn't unfortunately generate any ascii characters. On the german

    Remember this...

> Actually, I just tried ctrl-6 and ctrl-] and both "work form me".

Maybe you are using an american keyboard? ;)

BTW: When I use american keyboard layout with my german keyboard the
ctrl-] works but ctrl-6 and ctrl-^ (Ahhh, I see, it's the same key on
american keyboards... now I remember again...) still doesn't work.

Glenn Spell wrote:
> What program are you using as 'vi'?

Good question. I'm using vim 5.3, cygwin w/o gui build by Michael
Hirmke from


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