Subject: RE: little things that bother me
To: 'Andy Ruhl' <>
From: John Cobb <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/02/2005 20:27:57
It sounds like you was in 'insert mode' when trying to move using the arrow
keys, hit the escape and then move around. That's when you wish you hard MS
Wordpad on your qube ;)

John c
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Andy Ruhl
Sent: 02 February 2005 20:22
To: Justin Newcomer
Subject: Re: little things that bother me

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:52:37 -0500, Justin Newcomer <>
> When i am ssh'd into the qube, and i am trying to edit a file in vi or 
> vim, when i go into insert mode, for some reason it inserts a capital 
> A when i press the up arrow, B for down, C for right, and D for left.

I believe the arrows are not legal keys in vi. They do sometimes work.
You should become accustomed to the "proper" use of vi in command mode to
move the cursor around. The keys to do this are j for down, k for up, h for
left and l for right. The reason why this is the case is because not all
keyboards have arrow keys, so to use them wouldn't be portable.

> one more question about netbsd on the qube. I want to be able to use 
> "fortune" but for some reason i cannot get it to work what-so-ever.. i 
> am not sure if it even came with the netbsd restore cd.. whenever i 
> type "fortune" i get this error "-bash: /usr/games/fortune: cannot 
> execute binary file"

What is the output of:

file /usr/games/fortune