|Summary:||Delete & backspace|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Bryce Nesbitt <bryce>|
|Component:||basesystem||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-09-30 17:31:47 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Bryce Nesbitt 1999-09-29 22:50:35 UTC
After all these years, it is unfortunate that something as simple as backspace and delete is still messed up. I view it as the job of the packager to set all the flags and settings* to fix this, rathern than relying on dozens of howtows and individual user efforts. Could you do it once, and save us all the trouble? -Bryce * Recently I stumbled with a beginner having trouble, until I found "pico -d".
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-09-30 17:31:59 UTC
out of the box, backspace and delete work correctly on the console and in X in 6.0 and later. What seems to be the problem? ------- Additional Comments From 09/30/99 13:58 ------- I've been with RedHat a while. A new upgrade always involves refixing delete & backspace in several places. Try the editor "pico". Notice that backspace and delete do the same thing. Delete should pull characters from the right, backspace overwrite to the left. "pico -d" fixes it. bash, as configured on 6.0 has the same problem. ftp is screwed up (backspace results in "^H" on the screen, delete works like backspace should). telnet same thing. This is RedHat 6.0 out of the box. We're all using the same PC keyboards, this should work right out the box!!