Subject: Re: little things that bother me
To: None <>
From: Jebus <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/02/2005 15:42:40
I use vi just long enough to install pico. Much simpler to use. Yes vi
is the magic editor that can do everything and cook you breakfast if
you know how to use it. I just don't have the patients for it

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 20:27:57 -0000, John Cobb <> wrote:
> 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
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: little things that bother me
> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 14:52:37 -0500, Justin Newcomer <>
> wrote:
> > 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
> Andy