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Re: terminfo, function keys and linux console

From: Mike Gran
Subject: Re: terminfo, function keys and linux console
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 22:38:32 -0800 (PST)

> That's the problem - vim, mutt and other programs don't recognise the F1 -
> F5 keys. When I press F1 in vim it thinks I'm pressing 'A' because the 
> sequence is [[A where in most consoles in X for example it's [11~. 
> So far the only way I've found to fix this is make a keymap that binds
> those function keys to keys that I don't use often and then set up mappings
> in vim to use those keys rather than F1-5.

It could be that your TERM environment variable is not getting set correctly to 
the console that you are using.

Does "env | grep TERM" give you the expected answer?

Does running vim as "TERM=linux vim" solve the problem?

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