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    London, UK
    PowerBook G4 17", 1.67GHz, 2GB RAM, 120 GB HDD. Ipod 20GB
    problems using vi
    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?

    vi shutdown
    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.

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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.
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