busybox: vi & delete key

Joseph M Dupre (AVAB Inc.) dupre at avab.com
Wed Jan 11 21:57:27 UTC 2006

On 11 Jan 2006 at 11:38, Devin Bayer wrote:

> It isn't an issue with busybox.  Every vi I have ever used has
> this feature, except usually it only swaps the current character.
> It's because delete = <ESC>[3~.  So it leaves insert mode, types
> an invalid sequence, then "~", or swap case.  The mappings just aren't
> set up sanely by default.

Well that's strange, as vi has never behaved like that in the many 
flavors of Red Hat, Fedora, and LFS that I have used.

Are you saying this is a vi  *configuration*  issue?  I would like 
the delete key to delete the character at the cursor, just like it 
does on the command line.

- Joe 

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