There is a big problem with vi editor. When I was attempting to use a vi editor in insert mode I was unable to use arrow keys to move cursor up and down. It responses in printing the characters A to D.
on 11/22/2009 – Made popular on 11/22/2009
I love vi and I have been using it a very long time. But it seems to have changed in odd ways. One area is the use of arrow keys. I frequently use the arrow keys instead of the hjkl keys to move the cursor around. This works with the GUI version VIM but not on the CLI version, where the arrow key escape sequences puts the editor unto insert mode.
In vim we can type Ctrl+v then Number in insert mode to insert special characters. This is mostly used to insert control characters. But any characters can be inserted if we know the ASCII number. E.g. typing Ctrl+v then 1, 2, 6 will insert a '~' character.
I'd like to have the same or similar behaviour with zsh line editor.