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Old 08-22-2011
yes, I know that. but it would make life so much easier if it worked in insert/edit mode too.
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Old 08-22-2011
Originally Posted by orange47
I found a solution for ubuntu/debian:
cp /etc/vim/vimrc ~/.vimrc

(doesn't require vim install) however, there is no such file in Solaris.

about nano, yes I have used it (seems to be crontab default in debian) and like it very much. but when I went to, it listed a lot of dependencies. I'd like to avoid installing anything on a server, to minimize resource usage.

is there any other way to get arrow keys working in vi edit mode?
This will work for some options because vim is vi improved. If you call vi then be sure you exported editor and terminal.

TERM=vt100; export TERM
EDITOR=vi; export EDITOR

This will work for one session (until you logged in), to save your settings remap keys and save configuration in $HOME/.exrc, this

:map! ^? ^H
:map! ^[OA ^[ka
:map! ^[OB ^[ja
:map! ^[OC ^[la
:map! ^[OD ^[ha

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