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Bug 85792 - gnome-terminal up arrow change
gnome-terminal up arrow change
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2003-03-07 15:26 EST by jmccann
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:19 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-11 06:21:58 EDT
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Description jmccann 2003-03-07 15:26:39 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030211

Description of problem:
It seems that the up arrow key sends a different sequence in gnome-terminal than
it does in an xterm.  This difference seems to break command history editing in
some applications, namely IDL.

Here is a newsgroup thread on the topic:

I have a support contract with RSI, the people who created IDL, but they don't
have any information about this problem.

I searched bugzilla.gnome.org and didn't find any documentation there either.

I know you don't support IDL at all but I was wondering if you have any
information about why gnome-terminals are different from xterms in this regard.


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. start IDL
3. type command
4. hit up arrow key

Actual Results:  Previous command is not displayed.

Expected Results:  In a standard Xterm the previous IDL command is displayed.
Comment 1 jmccann 2003-03-21 12:08:52 EST
It appears that gnome-terminal is getting set to "application mode"
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-09-11 06:21:58 EDT
Closing due to lack of activity.  If this is still an issue you should file it
at the upstream bugzilla.gnome.org.  Fedora has no resources to work on vte.

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