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Re: Suggestion for terminal package maintainers

On Jun  2 11:39, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 05:33:27PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Maybe it is, that's why I'm asking.  But, if we do that, shouldn't
> >Ctrl-Backspace return ^H as in xterm?  So far the Cygwin console
> >returned ^H without and ^? with Ctrl, now it returns ^? in both
> >variations.
> IMO, cygwin's console == linux console.  On two of my systems (Fedora
> and Gentoo) CTRL-Backspace returns Backspace on the console.  Now that
> I'm at work, I see that CTRL-Backspace returns ^H on my Ubuntu system.
> But, so far, the CTRL-Backspace == Backspace contingent is winning.

Uh, oh, hmm.  I was always under the impression we try to be as xterm
compatible as possible, rather than the Linux console.

As long as you don't implement Alt-Cursor Left/Right keys to switch
between virtual consoles, which is the most nerve-racking keymapping
of the Linux console, it's ok with me.  Fortunately Windows consoles
don't know about virtual consoles.  Yet.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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