Subject: Re: ESC in vi & related binding issues
To: Adrian Rollett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Ripke <email@example.com>
Date: 09/29/1998 22:59:52
>On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Steve Revilak wrote:
>* >hrmm thanks! now if I can only get VI to edit my rc.conf! my mac keyboard
>* >one of those compact ones like 3in tall and a foot and a half wide so it's
>* >not what you'd call a big keyboard... and what's the equivelant of a mac
>* >"Esc" key in netbsd? I always used esc,esc to get into the command line of
>* >vi what is it for netbsd?
>* Er, I always used the ESC key...top left one on the keyboard.
>some keyboards don't have an escape key... i've also found ^C to work...
Try ^3 (that's control-3). It should generate the right ASCII code... I use
it all the time on old DEC terminals. You can also use that trick for F-keys.
F1 = ESC 1, or ^3 1 (control-3 then 1). Comes in rather handy.
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