Arrow keys in vim on Cygwin via ssh

After installing Cygwin, for the 100th time, on the 89th Windows machine, I was again plagued with not being able to use arrow keys in vim via an ssh connection.

Turns out the solution is dead simple:

cp /usr/share/vim/vim##/vimrc_example.vim ~/.vimrc

Replace ## with your vim version, of course. That’s all.


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