It’s a small problem, but a REALLY annoying one: on all the other servers I’ve worked with, the “delete” key in vi deletes one character at the cursor (whether you’re in INSERT mode or out of it). On all of Dreamhost’s servers (at least on patton, dollar, and deblume), the delete key acts as a backspace. This makes editing REALLY cumbersome and slow at times. Furthermore, the yank command gets capped at 50 lines, which makes copying and pasting large amounts of text a real hassle. So, my question is twofold:
Can I change vi’s config myself? Or is this feature disabled because a change would be server-wide for all users?
If I can change it, where do I do this… I’ve run the :set all command to view what settings can be changed, but I don’t know how to change anything!
Thanks, any advice would be appreciated.