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Bug 10389 - Very obscure screen+vim combo bug
Very obscure screen+vim combo bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-03-28 10:33 EST by Steve Wills
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-30 09:46:21 EST
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Description Steve Wills 2000-03-28 10:33:21 EST
As root on the console (not X), start screen, then run vim inside screen.
Enter some text, then press the backspace key. It displays a literal "^?"
instead of actually backspacing. Note this doesn't happen when doing this
from X or as any other user.
Comment 1 Luca Bonomi 2000-03-30 09:46:59 EST
This happens to me when I "su" to another user and then run vi.
Note that it happens only for "konsole" and not for "kvt".
Maybe something wrong with the xterm terminfo.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-10-17 05:44:59 EDT
Looks like the "screen" termcap and terminfo were out of sync; I can't reproduce
it w/ ncurses 5.1-5+termcap 11.0.1-3 anymore.

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