Bug#348083: "behave mswin" does not work on console

Bastian Venthur expires-2006 at venthur.de
Sat Jan 14 16:46:06 UTC 2006

Package: vim
Version: 1:6.4-006+1
Severity: normal

With the line:

source $VIMRUNTIME/mswin.vim

in your .vimrc the command "behave mswin" gets executed. And you should
be able to enter the visual mode by pressing SHIFT-ARROW (like in every
other modern editor).

But this does not work with vim under a console (neither KDE-Konsole nor
plain Linux console). But under gvim the selection works as expected.

I've googled around and did not find a reason (or hint) why ms-style
selection works with gvim but not with "plain" vim.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-2-686-smp
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.5-11    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-21   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-1       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:6.4-006+1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:6.4-006+1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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