Struggling with the basics
frank at esperance-linux.co.uk
Tue Jun 27 23:00:07 BST 2006
On Tue, Jun 27, 2006 at 07:42:59PM +0100, Stephen Allen wrote:
> I would prefer to use FreeBSD rather than Linux - if nothing else, for
> simplicity (different Linux flavours are just too different). However,
> I'm struggling to keep interested because I can't get the basics set up
This is what this list is for!
> All this... at the console itself:
> a) vi/vim doesn't display the info bar at the bottom of the screen
For vim in your .vimrc:
set rulerformat=%-10.(%f%)\ %-6.(%h%m%r%)\ %=%04.(%l%)\ \ \ %P
> b) vi/vim doesn't seem to do syntax highlighting
For vi/ex, you're out of luck AFAIK
> c) bash doesn't seem to do color highlighting, eg. ls
alias ls="ls -G"
in .kshrc (should be same in .bashrc I think)
> d) Shift+3 gives a hash+newline, instead of a pound symbol
What does a £ symbol give you?
> e) Still can't type a euro symbol despite trying ISO-8859-15 from kbdmap
In vim: Ctl-k Cu
> f) The 'Delete' key operates as the 'Backspace' key instead of normal
At a bash prompt? Or in vim? If vim, try set bs=2 in vimrc
> I realise the answer is probably more to do with the configuration of
> each package, but I don't get the same problems in Linux. They all look
> so simple, but they're playing havoc with my ability to work properly on
The trouble you're having is minor. Once you've sorted out these
niggles and set up bashrc and vimrc to your satisfaction, you're good
> Any help anyone can give would be most appreciated.
A couple of other tweaks for your .bashrc
export LESS="-Xrmj3z-3 -Pm?f%f\:\ .?pb%pb\%\ :?lt%lt. .?e(END)"
less(1) and ls(1) give the details.
> Many thanks,
> Steve :)
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