Help! I Can't run vim.exe on NT 4.0 ssh'ed in to NT

Enoch Wu
Fri Jun 15 22:22:00 GMT 2001


On Fri, Jun 15, 2001 at 11:49:09PM -0400, wrote:
> hello,
> I have set up sshd on NT 4.0 and I can get into the system now.  
> Unfortunately, when I run vim.exe, the term is messed up or something.  I can 
> not scroll  past the 11 or so lines I see on the screen.  When I scroll down 
> and change a line it turns out I am on a line completely different then the 
> one I thought I was on.  I tried set TERM=cygwin, set TERM=vt100, set 
> TERM=ansi.  vim.exe does not seem to have a TERM option of vt100 and defaults 
> to ansi.  

Joe editor has JOETERM as environment variable.

> I really want to edit files.  What am I doing wrong?  What 
> environment setting is not right?  I have tried set CYGWIN=tty.  I read 
> through the archives searching on vim, environment, TERM, but I have not 
> found the answer.  I even went to vim home page too to look around.  Please 
> help.  Ah, well, cygwin was recently download, so I guess I have the latest 
> stuff.
> Thanks,
> david

In theory, vim is the editor for every programmer and sys admin. In practice
I find that joe editor works well when vim stumbles. I can't explain why joe
is so robust. I don't believe in one editor for all applications. I use vim
when joe fails and vice versa. BUT I am not an editor guru so please pardon me
if I have the wrong perception about either editor.


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