I would imagine the problem is to do with the fact that ALT is a
modifier and ESC is not. The terminal probably never passes ALT
keypresses to vi since the ALT generates no characters on its own, but
only when combined with other keys.
On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 04:49:08PM +0000, Eoin Kelly wrote:
> Hi all,
> subject line says it all. ESC is way in the corner on my keyboard so I've
> tried the usual
> :map <CTRL-V><ESC> <CTRL-V><ALT>
> to no avail though I can map ESC to (for example) ALT+A using this.
Bother, said Pooh, as he deleted his source code.
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