Bug#422575: vim: Undocumented change in CTRL-C behavior when doing block edits in 7.0

Blaise Gassend blaise.gassend_deb at m4x.org
Mon May 7 03:58:25 UTC 2007

Package: vim
Version: 1:7.0-219+1
Severity: normal

When I switched to vim 7.0, I noticed that the behavior of CTRL-C when
doing block edits has changed. Here is a typical sequence:

(Select a column)
type something

Previously, hitting CTRL+C in this context would do the same thing as
hitting escape. Now it only inserts text in the first line of the
selection. This change of behavior is not documented, so I don't think it
was done on purpose. I imagine I am not the only person using CTRL+C
instead of ESC so that I don't have to move my hands around, so this is
rather annoying to me (and probably to them). I tried remapping CTRL+C to
ESC, but now get strange behavior. For example:

does nothing

does nothing when CTRL+C is not remapped but quits vim when CTRL+C is
remapped to ESC

Best regards,
Blaise Gassend

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1                     2.2.41-1     Access control list shared library
ii  libc6                       2.3.6.ds1-13 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpmg1                    1.19.6-25    General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                 5.5-5        Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                  1:7.0-219+1  Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                 1:7.0-219+1  Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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