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# 1  
Old 11-22-2006
Disable and Enable Backspace or Ctrl^H in vi

Could anybody tell me how I can disable or enable the backspace key in vi editor.
I would like to feel the essence of the commands of vi editor but as I have the latest version and it is supporting the backspace key.
I do it on promp using the command
stty erase -
This command stops the backspace on the prompt but how I can do it in vi editor.
# 2  
Old 11-23-2006
:set backspace=""

check for set backspace option of vi for details
# 3  
Old 11-23-2006

When I set it
set backspace=""
Then doesn't happened and the vi was as it is but when I set it as
set backspace="f"
Then backspace stopped working
Could you please tell me how to enable it again.
When I go to next line after typing a line then I am unable to delete the characters I typed but when I am on that line only without giving the newline I am able to delete the elements.
# 4  
Old 11-24-2006
set backspace=2

When you start vi, just give :set command. IT will guide you :-)
# 5  
Old 11-24-2006
Originally Posted by sumitpandya
When you start vi, just give :set command. IT will guide you :-)
I'm using Solaris when i give :set command....

nothing happens...after all it says no command found....

plz help.....
# 6  
Old 11-24-2006
:set help

finally man page is your best friend

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