Bug 9996 - backspace and delete cause control characters in various console apps
backspace and delete cause control characters in various console apps
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
6.2
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-03-05 18:22 EST by David Lawrence
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-06 09:56:28 EST
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Description David Lawrence 2000-03-05 18:22:24 EST
apps such as ncftp, fdisk when hitting the backspace and delete prints
control characters to the screen instead of proper behaviour. Setting
gnome-terminal preferences to swap the backspace/del key fixes this
problem. This should be the default behaviour. This is present in the
latest build.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-03-06 09:56:59 EST
fdisk does not link termcap or terminfo, so not surprising it doesn't understand
many keypresses.

ncftp doesn't appear to use termcap or terminfo either.

gnome-core-1.0.55-10 and later have backspace/delete swapped by default for
gnome-terminals, as far as my testing shows.

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