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So I am using ee editor in FreeBSD 8.1 box. I cannot type numbers though. I open a file with:

ee file

I start writing letters which works fine but when I press a number on my keyboard (1, 2, 3 etc) I get this:

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What am I doing wrong? I cannot type a number.

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Specify, in your question, which number keys you are using. Most PC keyboards have at least two distinct sets of keys for generating numbers. – JdeBP Jan 17 '12 at 17:55
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My guess: You are using PuTTY to connect to the server, and ee has requested it to enable "application keypad" mode, in which the numpad sends special sequences instead of numbers, which ee then misinterprets.

  • Press Ctrl+NumLock to toggle back to "normal" mode.

  • It can be disabled permanently under Terminal → Features → Disable application keypad mode.

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Thank you very much, yeah I am using putty. – Richard Knop Jan 18 '12 at 12:22

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