[SATLUG] vim version changes

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Jan 5 11:15:57 CST 2009

> On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Borries Demeler
> <demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> > In our latest upgrade we went from vim 6.3.7 to 7.0.237.
> > One change in vim I noticed is that the backspace key now erases
> > hard returns, the old version did not do that, and stopped at the
> > beginning of the line.
> >
> > Now the question could be argued if this is the appropriate behavior,
> > but I am used to the old way and liked it. Is there a setting in vimrc
> > that I can make to prevent backspaces from being erased?
> What do you have in your .vimrc file?
> Setting this may help:
> set nocompatible

Does that work for you? Because for me it doesn't.
if your vim doesn't do that, perhaps you have a different 
property set.


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