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Re: Using the arrow keys in vi-insert-mode frequently causes text to be


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Using the arrow keys in vi-insert-mode frequently causes text to be deleted.
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 16:42:18 -0400
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Wes Bel wrote:
> From: Wes
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Using the arrow keys in vi-insert-mode frequently causes text
> to be deleted.
> 
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i686
> OS: cygwin
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash.exe' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='cygwin' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-cygwin'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash'
> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DRECYCLES_PIDS   -I. 
> -I/home/eblake/bash-3.2.39-20/src/bash-3.2
> -I/home/eblake/bash-3.2.39-20/src/bash-3.2/include
> -I/home/eblake/bash-3.2.39-20/src/bash-3.2/lib   -O2 -pipe
> uname output: CYGWIN_NT-5.1 SchoolOfTiger 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2008-06-12
> 19:34 i686 Cygwin
> Machine Type: i686-pc-cygwin
> 
> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 39
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> I have only seen this problem on Cygwin. I've tried to duplicate it on
> RedHat and Arch Linux, but it works fine there.
> 
> Basically, when using vi mode, I've noticed text get deleted when I use
> the arrow keys to move the cursor in insert mode.

Unfortunately, I can't reproduce this -- I don't have ready access to a
cygwin installation.  It sounds like an input timing problem such that
the multi-character key sequence output by the arrow keys isn't being
recognized as a complete sequence.

Have you contacted the cygwin folks about this?

Chet

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/




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