Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers SunOS 5.10 - VI Arrow keys not working Post 302262842 by sumitpandya on Saturday 29th of November 2008 04:54:39 AM

Title contains entire bible of vi command keys
Below are extract for your solution
:map! ^? ^H
:map! ^[OA ^[ka
:map! ^[OB ^[ja
:map! ^[OC ^[la
:map! ^[OD ^[ha

Above entries you put into $HOME/.exrc file. First entry is to make DELETE work as Backspace and Remaining/Subsequent 4 entries are traversal into file using Arrow-Key. All 5 entries are applicable for "Editing" mode of vi editor.

Below are guideline to type all CONTROL characters
^[OA = CTRL-V + UP-Arrow
^[ka = CTRL-V + ESCAPE + k + a
^[OB = CTRL-V + Down-Arrow
^[ja = CTRL-V + ESCAPE + j + a
^[OC = CTRL-V + Right-Arrow
^[la = CTRL-V + ESCAPE + l + a
^[OD = CTRL-V + Left-Arrow
^[ha = CTRL-V + ESCAPE + h + a
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view(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   view(1)

       view - displays a file using the vi commands

       view [-t tag] [-r] [+command] [-l] [-wn] [-x] name...

       The  command  displays a text file.  The command and the command run almost the same code except that in changes to a file are not allowed.
       It is possible to get to the command mode of from within both.

       The following is a list of some of the commands. See the vi Beginner's Reference Card and the "Introduction to Display Editing with vi"	in
       the Supplementary Documents, Volume 1: General User for more details that can be helpful for using

       Screen Control Commands

	    <CTRL/L>	   Reprints current screen.

	    <CTRL/Y>	   Exposes one more line at top of screen.

	    <CTRL/E>	   Exposes one more line at bottom of screen.

       Paging Commands

	    <CTRL/F>	   Pages forward one screen.

	    <CTRL/B>	   Pages back one screen.

	    <CTRL/D>	   Pages down half screen.

	    <CTRL/U>	   Pages up half screen.

       Cursor Positioning Commands

	    j		   Moves cursor down one line, same column.

	    k		   Moves cursor up one line, same column.

	    h		   Moves cursor back one character.

	    l		   Moves cursor forward one character.

	    <RETURN>	   Moves cursor to beginning of next line.

	    0		   Moves cursor to beginning of current line.

	    $		   Moves cursor to end of current line.

	    <SPACE>	   Moves cursor forward one character.

	    nG		   Moves cursor to beginning of line n.  Default is last line of file.

	    /pattern	   Moves cursor forward to next occurrence of pattern.

	    ?pattern	   Moves cursor backward to next occurrence of pattern.

	    n		   Repeats last / or ? pattern search.

       Exiting view

	    ZZ		   Exits

	    :q		   Quits session.

       -t tag	 Specifies  a  list of tag files. The tag files are preceded by a backslash () and are separated by spaces. The tag option should
		 always be the first entry.

       +command  Tells the editor to begin by executing the specified command.	An example would be +/pattern that would search for a pattern.

       -l	 Sets the showmatch and lisp options for viewing LISP code..

       -r	 Retrieves the last saved version of the name'd file in the event of a system crash. If no file is  specified,	a  list  of  saved
		 files is produced.

       -wn	 Sets  the default window size to n.  This option is useful for starting in a small window on dialups.	The -x option is available
		 only if the Encryption layered product is installed.

       -x	 Causes to prompt for a key.  The key is used to encrypt and decrypt the contents of the file.	If the	file  has  been  encrypted
		 with one key, you must use the same key to decrypt the file.

See Also
       edit(1), ex(1), vi(1)
       The Little Gray Book: An ULTRIX Primer
       The Big Gray Book: The Next Step with ULTRIX
       "An Introduction to Display Editing with vi" in the Supplementary Documents, Volume 1: General User


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