Subject: Re: little things that bother me
To: Justin Newcomer <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 02/02/2005 14:38:04
On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 16:32:32 -0500, Justin Newcomer <> wrote:
> $ file /usr/games/fortune outputs
> /usr/games/fortune: data

This file is corrupt. What you should see is something similar to this:

> file /usr/games/fortune
/usr/games/fortune: ELF 32-bit LSB MIPS-I executable, MIPS, version 1
(SYSV), for NetBSD 2.0, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), not

> as for the terminal, i am using xterm, so my settings for up,down,
> left, right come out the same as yours as escaped characters.
> I know that vi can allow you to move while you are in insert mode, we
> do it on the red Hat 9 machines at work all the time

I didn't realize you were trying to move around in insert mode. Also
note that this is not a core function of vi, as far as I know. Insert
mode is for adding characters. Sometimes other stuff will work, but
not always, in my experience.