Struggling with the basics

Gary Hendricks bsdmail at project415.org
Wed Jun 28 09:15:19 BST 2006


This is what I loved about the learning process.. You think it was easy 
to set up a linux box. Now, you are way more advanced than other 'linux 
admins'.


Frank Shute wrote:
> 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
>> correctly.
>>     
>
> 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
> set ruler
>
> In vi:
>
> :set ruler
>
>
>   
>> b) vi/vim doesn't seem to do syntax highlighting
>>     
>
> For vim:
>
> syntax on
>
> in .vimrc.
>
> 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
>
> :help dig
>
>   
>> f) The 'Delete' key operates as the 'Backspace' key instead of normal
>> delete-right
>>     
>
> 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
>> FreeBSD.
>>     
>
> 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
> to go.
>
>   
>> 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)"
> export LSCOLORS="gxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad"
>
> less(1) and ls(1) give the details.
>
>   
>> Many thanks,
>> Steve :)
>>
>>
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