Bug 65091 - emacs backspace should delete backwards in a tty
emacs backspace should delete backwards in a tty
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: screen (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Copeland
Aaron Brown
: 65090 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2002-05-17 04:21 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-12 10:26:27 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2002-05-17 04:21:53 EDT
Description of problem:
In an Emacs session in a tty, backspace should delete not put
in the help keymap.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emacs -q
2. Press Backspace

Actual Results:  C-h (Type ? for further options)-

Expected Results:  The character before point should have been deleted.

Additional info:
(normal-erase-is-backspace-mode) seems to fixes the problem.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-07-11 12:36:39 EDT
That's already what I have happening.... no changes, "-q" used in gnome terminal
and console mode. Which tty are you thinking of?
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2002-07-12 03:14:46 EDT
Sorry, this is inside a screen session.

1. screen
2. emacs -nw -q
3. Backspace

Puts me into help mode.  Looks like it's a screen config bug?

1. SYSSCREENRC=/dev/null SCREENRC=/dev/null screen
2. emacs -nw -q
3. Backspace

works fine.
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2002-07-12 03:40:22 EDT
*** Bug 65090 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2002-07-12 03:52:42 EDT
It seems to be because of

bindkey -d -k kb stuff "\010"

in "/etc/screenrc".  Could it be commented out?
Comment 5 Phil Copeland 2002-08-12 15:09:44 EDT
Fixed in current rawhide

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2002-08-14 06:52:31 EDT
Fix confirmed.  Thanks.
Comment 7 David Balažic 2004-06-18 07:40:16 EDT
Also see bug 11294 for reference on this problem.

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