Fixing serial not taking stdin input for vim

You mentioned that you left this on purpose, Joe. How would you go about fixing it though?

it’s a matter of setting an environment variable on the router to let it know what kind of terminal you’re using. Then vim knows how to treat it like a screen instead of a serial stream.

I haven’t tested it specifically, but something like


while connected to the router should do it.

I left it out because that’s not always going to fix it, and if you poke at embedded systems long enough, you’re going to encounter target systems that don’t have a functioning text editor, so being aware of some workaround will be handy.

If that doesn’t work for you, let me know and i’ll dig into my notes to see what i actually did.