Thread: problems using vi
11-05-2006, 12:39 PM #1
problems using vi
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- Dec 23, 2005
- London, UK
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Hi boys and girls,
I'm having a little problem and I hope someone could help me out.
The problem arises whenever I try to modify any file on my solaris system using vi. I'm using Solaris 10 and Mac OSX operating Systems. I'm connected to Solaris through SSH.
Now, when I try to modify any file, I tend to get this message (shown below). How can I get around this?
xterm-color: Unknown terminal type
I don't know what kind of terminal you are on - all I have is 'xterm-color'.
[Using open mode]
"shutdown" [Read only] 218 lines, 4094 characters
The result is the same if I run the command from both the superuser console or just an ordinary cosole.
Thanks in advance.
11-06-2006, 01:38 AM #2
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- Dec 24, 2002
- Los Angeles, California
- 2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
set your terminal type to vt100 and you should be okay.Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
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