Bug 9996

Summary: backspace and delete cause control characters in various console apps
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: David Lawrence <dkl>
Component: gnome-coreAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Description David Lawrence 2000-03-05 23:22:24 UTC
apps such as ncftp, fdisk when hitting the backspace and delete prints
control characters to the screen instead of proper behaviour. Setting
gnome-terminal preferences to swap the backspace/del key fixes this
problem. This should be the default behaviour. This is present in the
latest build.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-03-06 14:56:59 UTC
fdisk does not link termcap or terminfo, so not surprising it doesn't understand
many keypresses.

ncftp doesn't appear to use termcap or terminfo either.

gnome-core-1.0.55-10 and later have backspace/delete swapped by default for
gnome-terminals, as far as my testing shows.