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Are cygwin vim commands different than normal vim?

I am unable to edit text files using vim in cygwin.

I have to press i many times to insert text. Sometimes it works and sometimes doesn't. Whenever I move cursor up down I have to press I many times.

What could be the problem? Does backspace work in cygwin?

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I had problem with arrow keys while trying vim inside Windows 8.1 using cygwin. The issue was, printing A/B/C/D while navigating with Arrow keys in insertion mode. The solution worked for me is:
cp vimrc_example.vim ~/.vimrc

Basically, above command copying vimrc_example.vim file to /home/<user name>/.vimrc.

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