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Bug 14354 - backspace problem with TERM=xterm-color
backspace problem with TERM=xterm-color
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Copeland
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Reported: 2000-07-20 22:11 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-07 17:26:20 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-07-20 22:11:04 EDT
as root on a 6.2 install

export TERM=xterm-color
echo ^V (then hit the backspace (^?, now a days))

It gets converted to "^[[3~"
Outside of screen this conversion does NOT take place.

This problem seems to be different than the ^H ^? dilemma
Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 2000-08-13 13:31:23 EDT
This problem still exiists in pinstrip RC1.
Comment 2 David Balažic 2000-08-25 04:04:40 EDT
using TERM=something when the real terminal is something-else
will always give you trouble :-)
What happens here is that when you press backspace a ^? code
is emitted ( at least on console and new xterms ), but this code
means nothing, according to xterm-color termcap entry ( kb is
defined as ^H there ).
But why screen converts it to ^[[3~ is beyond me.
screen probably need a good code clean-up.
^[[3~ is by-the-way usually the code for kD ( delete character
after cursor ), the Delete key .
Comment 3 Phil Copeland 2002-08-12 12:50:35 EDT
Just going through closing old non-issue bugs

(works fine with latest and greatest from rawhide, just recompile from the SRPM)


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