Bug 10665 - no delete key in redhat 6.2
no delete key in redhat 6.2
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-04-08 13:36 EDT by jszabo
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-08 13:42:07 EDT
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Description jszabo 2000-04-08 13:36:35 EDT
I couldn't find my report so I'm posting again to respond.

The delete key sends the code ^[[3~ instead of ^?.  On a fresh redhat 6.2
install delete does a delete forward in the local host.  However if I
telnet somewhere the delete beeps and makes a ~.  Same thing on my old
redhat machine that I upgraded a few versions to redhat 6.2 finally.  By
the way, I normally use zsh not bash.  Things seemed to have changed from
redhat 6.1.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-04-08 13:42:59 EDT
That's a feature. ;)
We modified the termcaps to be more consistent everywhere (get the same code no
matter whether you're on the console or in an xterm), eliminating the need for
some hacks.
The old termcaps are broken; there was no fully compatible way to fix this.
Possible fixes are updating the termcaps and ncurses libraries on the 6.1 box
and adding a ~/.termcap file on the 6.1 box.
Comment 2 jszabo 2000-04-08 13:53:59 EDT
So basically if I don't make a binding for ^[[3~ in my current shell, I can't
use the delete key?

Can you tell me what to put in .termcap to make delete send a '^?' ?  Would be
cool for the backspace key too for that matter.


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