Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55146
xterm -e breaks terminfo?
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
xterm -e vim -- vim thinks erase is ^h instead ^? Why? If I run xterm and
than vim, all is ok. (I have vim6.0 from rawhide, xterm is from normal 7.2)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. xterm -e vim
2. try to something write
3. try to erase it with basck space
seems to be a vim issue
no, seems to be an X issue. konsole and gnome-terminal do not behave this way.
I would possibly consider this issue possibly unsupported, as both konsole and
gnome-terminal are the supported terminal emulators.
Feedback from upstream:
This is not a bug; it is OS dependent behavior. Stick something like this
in your .Xresources:
xterm*ttyModes: erase ^?
Further debugging points towards a bug in xterm. Upstream XFree86
maintainers have been informed of this problem so that someone
with expertise with xterm internals can hopefully find a solution.