Bug 10611 - backspace broken for interactive commandline apps
backspace broken for interactive commandline apps
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-04-05 21:42 EDT by Damien Miller
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-07 15:53:28 EDT
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Description Damien Miller 2000-04-05 21:42:39 EDT
The backspace key no longer works for interactive commandline apps, e.g.
mailx. It instead renders '^H' characters which are not interpreted. e.g.

[damien@neon damien]$ Mail djm@mindrot.org
Subject: blag^H^H^H^H

The new termcap works well for everything else though :)
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-04-07 15:53:59 EDT
Doesn't happen here - make sure you don't have an old inputrc or .termcap
around.
Comment 2 jszabo 2000-05-13 17:49:59 EDT
stty erase '^h'

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