Bug 85792 - gnome-terminal up arrow change
gnome-terminal up arrow change
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
rawhide
i686 Linux
medium Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Warren Togami
:
Depends On:
Blocks:
  Show dependency treegraph
 
Reported: 2003-03-07 15:26 EST by jmccann
Modified: 2015-01-14 18:19 EST (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2005-09-11 06:21:58 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
CRM:
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---


Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description jmccann 2003-03-07 15:26:39 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
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:
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&threadm=ap0lqf%246rv%241%40ousrvr3.oulu.fi&rnum=3&prev=/groups%3Fhl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3DUTF-8%26oe%3DUTF-8%26safe%3Doff%26q%3Dgnome%26btnG%3DGoogle%2BSearch%26meta%3Dgroup%253Dcomp.lang.idl-pvwave

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.

Thanks.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Always

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"
<http://dickey.his.com/xterm/xterm.faq.html#xterm_arrows>.
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.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.