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vi and @

Hi all,

I have a little problem on 11.23.
When I enter the vi editor I cannot type the @ character. Everytime I try to type it (shift + 2 from the american keyboard) the cursor just goes back. All the other characters (symbols and letters) works fine.
Any idea?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Honored Contributor

Re: vi and @

What does "stty -a" say? I remember that some terminal types end up with @ assigned to a terminal function for some silly reason.
Occasional Advisor

Re: vi and @

Hi Heironimus,

thanks for your help.

I have run "stty -a" and I noticed that the function "kill" was associated with @

Therefore, I tryed to run:
stty kill '^X' intr '^C'

and now it works fine!

Thanks once again :-)
Tim Nelson
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Re: vi and @


Welcome to the HP Forums. Glad to have you aboard.

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Honored Contributor

Re: vi and @

Yep...what Heironumus said....

the first place I encountered this was Wyse60's and trying to run mailx on the command line...of course the @ blew away everything back to the beginning.

One thing to can still use the "@" when logging in, it allows you to start the password over if you think you mistyped something.