I have just started using Slackware after using Redhat Linux 8 up to Fedora Core 3. Is there some vim configuration file that I can copy from my old FC3 installation to the Slackware installation since I am having trouble using vim on Slackware (e.g. my backspace and delete buttons do not delete anything when I am using vim in INSERT mode).
Thanks for your help
That setting would be (IIRC):
You can put that in your ~/.vimrc or your /etc/vim/vimrc (global settings). Those are the files that you want to copy over to preserve any other settings from your previous install(s). 8)
Thanks for your help. The option helped with the delete button but after a brief seach on google I found that to fix the problem with the backspace key in insert mode another option needs to be set.
Are you sure that you are using vim?
I'm asking cause per default vi is a symbolic link to elvis!
so try out
ls -l /usr/bin/vi
if vi points to elvis, then rm vi and set a symbolic link to vim
then edit your ~/.vimrc and add following lines
""and additionally here are some suggestions
" syntax on
" map <Esc><Esc> :w <CR>
" set tabstop=4
" set hlsearch
well, and thre are many more of course ... :D