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Re: Suggestion for terminal package maintainers

On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 02:11:29PM -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>On 6/3/2009 1:21 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Jun  3 12:58, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 06:08:03PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>>> On Jun  3 11:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>>> It didn't get lost.  The message is the same.  I implemented the
>>>>> behavior of backspace to match the way backspace worked on two
>>>>> different linux consoles.  I've now checked a third linux console and
>>>>> Alt-Backspace doesn't do anything there either.
>>>> It does.  I just checked again and it returns ^[^?.
>>> I wasn't claiming that you were mistaken about seeing something.
>>> However, I did try to emulate what I saw on my linux systems which is
>>> why the code carefully did nothing in the case of Alt-Backspace.
>> Uh, I see.  I already feared that might be different between the
>> consoles of different Linux systems.
>Is it really different, or does this comment from Thomas Wolff earlier 
>in the thread explain the discrepancy?

Ah, right.  The old CTRL-V method doesn't work for two character
sequences when the second one is ^?.  Using stty raw shows that
Alt-Backspace does return what Corinna says above, at least on Ubuntu.


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