Bug 47717 - backspace comes out as ^?
backspace comes out as ^?
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-07-06 14:01 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-26 05:01:48 EDT
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Description Tim Waugh 2001-07-06 14:01:15 EDT
Description of Problem:
Backspace comes out as ^?.

How Reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run screen
2. Run cat
3. Press a, then backspace

Actual Results:
a^? is displayed

Expected Results:
a should be deleted

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-07-12 08:14:23 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-07-13 18:16:02 EDT
This defect considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Comment 3 David Balažic 2001-07-26 05:01:40 EDT
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
Comment 4 Crutcher Dunnavant 2001-08-03 16:50:43 EDT
fixed. (well, the hack is fixed.)
Comment 5 David Balažic 2004-06-18 07:39:43 EDT
Also see bug 11294 for reference on this problem.

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