Bug 16224 - Backspace is not working right
Summary: Backspace is not working right
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-08-15 10:37 UTC by Richard Allen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-15 10:37:47 UTC
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Description Richard Allen 2000-08-15 10:37:46 UTC
When I telnet/rlogin/ssh into non RedHat (or non linux..  cant say. I only
use RedHat) systems backspace always acts up.  If that other system is
running bash then the problem is not as severe, since bash recognises ^H
and ^?.  However, if I start vi or any other terminal program things go
amok again.   RedHat 6.2 is like this also.  6.1 and older was ok.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-15 11:27:48 UTC
I presume this happens in X only?
If so, it's because we changed the xterm definition to match standards; the
other OSes you're telnetting to need fixing.
Alternatively, add our xterm entry to their termcap database under a different
name and export TERM=xterm-redhat or whatever.

Comment 2 Richard Allen 2000-08-15 12:16:42 UTC
Hmm..  ok.  So I need to submit bugreports to atleast HP, Sun, NCR and SCO ?

remy# uname -a
HP-UX remy B.10.20 E 9000/813 2003456460 8-user license
remy# echo $TERM
remy# ^?
ksh: ^?:  not found

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