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I am using vim under and just a few days ago the backspace key stopped working. Whenever I am in insert mode, the backspace key does nothing.

However, when I am in normal mode, the backspace key moves the cursor back a character. In visual mode, the backspace key deletes selected text.

My .vimrc.

Is there any way to get the backspace key working in insert mode again?

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If you didn't change anything, it's odd that it was working and now isn't. That aside, I normally add this to get the most out of the backspace key with Vim:

set bs=indent,eol,start     " Backspace over everything in insert mode
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That fixed it, Thanks! – Wuffers Oct 24 '10 at 14:42

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