Bug 20432 - mailx-8.1.1-16 security fix messes up backspace key
Summary: mailx-8.1.1-16 security fix messes up backspace key
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-06 18:47 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-12-15 03:22:01 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-06 18:47:30 UTC
Intalled the mailx-8.1.1-16 security fix, seems like the
new "short list" of environment variables mailx now looks
at is a little too short, and terminal config info isn't
being seen by mailx. Practical result is that pressing the
backspace key at the & prompt prints junk instead of doing
a backspace operation -- one must literally type control-H
now to do a backspace. The shell and all other apps still
handle backspace fine, as does other RedHat machines with
older mailx's. FYI, I think this alias is what's setting
up the behavior of interest here (ts gets run in .login) ...

alias   ts      'set noglob ; eval `tset -Q -s -e^H -k^U  \!*`'

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