Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14354
backspace problem with TERM=xterm-color
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
as root on a 6.2 install
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
This problem still exiists in pinstrip RC1.
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 .
Just going through closing old non-issue bugs
(works fine with latest and greatest from rawhide, just recompile from the SRPM)