Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 430378
Auto detect of backspace key does not work in screen
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:37:40 EST
When using screen inside of Terminal, the auto-detection of the backspace key
does not work, and you have to manually set it to Control-H in Preferences/Advanced.
Steps to reproduce:
1) Start a Terminal - note that backspace is working as it should
2) Start screen (screen-4.0.3-8.fc8 was used here), type some garbage in the
shell, backspace key does nothing
3) Change TERM to various values with no effect
4) Change the backspace key in Preferences/Advanced to Control-H, and notice
everything works as it should again.
This occurs in Terminal-0.2.8-2.fc8
Looks like this has been reported upstream:
and the mandrivia maintainer (who reported it) has a patch for it:
Will try and track down that patch and get it pushed out.
Thanks for the bug report!
Turns out after digging around, the fix in mandriva is just them setting the
terminal settings to control-H by default.
I will see if I can come up with some more clean solution...
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