Subject: Re: bin/8277: rlogin + vi + cursorkeys problem
To: Erich T. Enke <>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/26/1999 18:31:45
On Thu, Aug 26, 1999 at 11:08:45AM -0500, Erich T. Enke wrote:
> >>Description:
> >I noticed a strange behaviour of cursorkeys when logged in via rlogin,
> >it does not happen when I'm using telnet or secure shell:
> >cursorkeys don't work probably in vi: Some keypresses work normaly
> >but others seems to insert other keys into the input stream.
> >I don't know, maybe the ESC character gets eaten?
> I'm not sure this is a bug.  What's your escapetime variable set to in
> vi?  If it's too low, the arrow key (^[OA - ^[OD) will separate into ESC
Default since I haven't changed it. I didn't even know that something
like that exist.

> (^[) + O (new line and insert) + character you see.
On i386, yes. On ARM32 something different.
But why does it happen with rlogin in only (even via loopback interface)
and not with secure shell or telnet or "direct" login?

It's highly reproducable, I get it on arm32-current, i386-1.4, and 1.4-current
on four different machines, via loopback, 10BaseT or 100BaseTX.
I bet you get the same on your system...
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