I have to work on a really old AIX workstation with vi version 3.10 in it. I have done a little work in vim, but that was much more easy to use than the old vi (atleast untill I get used to the old vi).
Since I have been using the backspace key to erase my previous character for ever since I was born, I would like to have that functionality in vi as well.
I did search for a solution.
I found the following:
:set backspace=2(:set all does not have a backspace option, nor nocompatible)
stty erase ^?(Didn't work)
In .exrc file in my home directory, I can set up a mapping. ie, map .
However, in the edit mode in vi, pressing backspace actually takes my cursor to one position on the left, but does not remove it.
How do I map a supposedly arrow key to make it perform the function of a backspace?
AIX Version: 5 5300 something. uname -a gives AIX << hostname >> 3 5