Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47717
backspace comes out as ^?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:31 EDT
Description of Problem:
Backspace comes out as ^?.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run screen
2. Run cat
3. Press a, then backspace
a^? is displayed
a should be deleted
Putting 'bindkey -d -k kb stuff \010' in .screenrc fixes it. This came from
the default .screenrc in Seawolf, but is missing in the current tree.
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
This is a screen bug.
Redhat uses a workaround ( 'bindkey -d -k kb stuff \010' in the /etc/screenrc )
screen-3.9.9-1 installs an empty /etc/screenrc -> see bug #49535
fixed. (well, the hack is fixed.)
Also see bug 11294 for reference on this problem.