Struggling with the basics

arb at aaa-comms.com arb at aaa-comms.com
Wed Jun 28 09:45:45 BST 2006


Welcome aboard :)

And you now know how to configure those things most take for granted under =
linux ;) as the Gary said welcome to advanced admin 101.

Regards Richard

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gary Hendricks" <bsdmail at project415.org>
> To: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Struggling with the basics
> Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 09:15:19 +0100
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> 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=3D%-10.(%f%)\ %-6.(%h%m%r%)\ %=3D%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=3D"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 =A3 symbol give you?
> >
> >
> >> e) Still can't type a euro symbol despite trying ISO-8859-15 from kbdm=
ap
> >>
> >
> > 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=3D2 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 lo=
ok
> >> 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=3D"-Xrmj3z-3 -Pm?f%f\:\ .?pb%pb\%\ :?lt%lt. .?e(END)"
> > export LSCOLORS=3D"gxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad"
> >
> > less(1) and ls(1) give the details.
> >
> >
> >> Many thanks,
> >> Steve :)
> >>
> >>
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