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|Summary:||bad backspace binding|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Tim Waugh <twaugh>|
|Component:||screen||Assignee:||Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-08-15 11:38:24 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Tim Waugh 2000-08-15 11:05:33 EDT
Running 'emacs -nw' in screen and typing stuff and then using backspace acts as though I've pressed control-H. vi is fine. This only seems to happen with TERM=xterm.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2000-08-15 11:38:22 EDT
It also happens with TERM=linux, on the console. But with TERM=ansi, it doesn't happen.
Comment 2 Crutcher Dunnavant 2000-08-15 11:56:29 EDT
There are some nasty, nasty issues with screen's translation, and its occasional refusal to do so. However, that said, screen thinks that backspace == ^H, and it will try to translate to get to this point. It is in the man pages. This is not something that I can fix, as it is (somewhat) documented behaviour. closing.
Comment 3 David Balažic 2000-08-25 03:59:57 EDT
the backspace -> ^H translation is in the man page, and also int the screen termcap entry, but NOT in the actual screen code ! Recently ( a recent redhat screen package ) a line was added in /etc/screenrc to fix this. ( the line is : bindkey -k kb stuff ^H )