Bug 9169 - backspace gives ^? in rxvt-based terminal
Summary: backspace gives ^? in rxvt-based terminal
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-02-06 22:32 UTC by Jeremy Katz
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 10:24:03 UTC
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Description Jeremy Katz 2000-02-06 22:32:15 UTC
Okay, easiest way to reproduce

1) Start rxvt
2) run vim
3) Insert some text and then try to use backspace to delete it

At first, I thought it might be an ncurses bug, but joe doesn't exhibit the
same behavior, yet is also linked to ncurses.

This bug was not present in 6.0, appeared in 6.1, and is still present in

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-10 12:31:59 UTC
It was a problem with the xterm termcap description in ncurses.
Get the current packages for ncurses, termcap, rxvt, XFree86* and it'll work.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2000-02-11 05:38:59 UTC
I just tried it on my box running piglet, same result.  The packages of termcap,
ncurses, rxvt, XFree, and vim are all newer in piglet than rawhide, yet I still
don't have working backspace in vi in an rxvt.

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-11 10:24:59 UTC
I know. The bug resolution "rawhide" usually refers to our internal tree, from
which rawhide is built every couple of days. It's fixed there - so
it'll be fixed in rawhide as soon as a new rawhide is built.

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