Bug 85792

Summary: gnome-terminal up arrow change
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: jmccann
Component: vteAssignee: Warren Togami <wtogami>
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Description jmccann 2003-03-07 20:26:39 UTC
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Description of problem:
It seems that the up arrow key sends a different sequence in gnome-terminal than
it does in an xterm.  This difference seems to break command history editing in
some applications, namely IDL.

Here is a newsgroup thread on the topic:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&threadm=ap0lqf%246rv%241%40ousrvr3.oulu.fi&rnum=3&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Doff%26q%3Dgnome%26btnG%3DGoogle%2BSearch%26meta%3Dgroup%253Dcomp.lang.idl-pvwave

I have a support contract with RSI, the people who created IDL, but they don't
have any information about this problem.

I searched bugzilla.gnome.org and didn't find any documentation there either.

I know you don't support IDL at all but I was wondering if you have any
information about why gnome-terminals are different from xterms in this regard.

Thanks.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. start IDL
3. type command
4. hit up arrow key

Actual Results:  Previous command is not displayed.

Expected Results:  In a standard Xterm the previous IDL command is displayed.

Comment 1 jmccann 2003-03-21 17:08:52 UTC
It appears that gnome-terminal is getting set to "application mode"
<http://dickey.his.com/xterm/xterm.faq.html#xterm_arrows>.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-09-11 10:21:58 UTC
Closing due to lack of activity.  If this is still an issue you should file it
at the upstream bugzilla.gnome.org.  Fedora has no resources to work on vte.