[SATLUG] vim version changes

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Jan 5 12:13:20 CST 2009


Right on, Bruce!
This did the trick, thanks very much!

-b.
> 
> Borries Demeler 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.
> 
> > Is there a setting in vimrc that I can make to prevent backspaces from being
> > erased?
> 
> :set backspace=0
> 
>    -- Bruce
> 
> 'backspace' 'bs'        string  (default "")
>                          global
>                          {not in Vi}
>   Influences the working of <BS>, <Del>, CTRL-W and CTRL-U in Insert
>   mode.  This is a list of items, separated by commas.  Each item allows
>   a way to backspace over something:
>   value   effect  ~
>     indent  allow backspacing over autoindent
>     eol     allow backspacing over line breaks (join lines)
>     start   allow backspacing over the start of insert; CTRL-W and CTRL-U
>             stop once at the start of insert.
> 
>   When the value is empty, Vi compatible backspacing is used.
> 
>   For backwards compatibility with version 5.4 and earlier:
>   value   effect  ~
>     0     same as ":set backspace=" (Vi compatible)
>     1     same as ":set backspace=indent,eol"
>     2     same as ":set backspace=indent,eol,start"
> 
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