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Re: arrow keys under mc via SSH with PuTTY

On Thu, Feb 20, 2003 at 12:38:12PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Lucifer Hong (03-02-20 06:35 +0100)
> > I setup sshd in cygwin and use PuTTY to login.  Everything seems going
> > well.  But when I start mc(GNU Midnight Commander 4.5.55) and use
> > arrow keys to move the cursor bar among listed files, strange things
> > occured:
> > 
> > When I press down key, a 'B' charactor appears in the prompt line (the
> > line with a '$' at the most left) and cursor bar doesn't move. And when
> > I press up key, a 'A' appears instead. However, I still have some
> > chances (about 1 out of 10 tries) to move the cursor bar successfully.
> Right and left cursor insert a 'C' and 'D'...
> > I have tried exporting TERM=linux, but the annoying A/B's still remains. :(
> > 
> > If I use the cygwin.bat directly form the start menu and export
> > TERM=linux, mc works very well.

In this case, TERM should be set to "cygwin", though.  Setting it to
"linux" doesn't make sense (yeah, I did that, too, once, but...)

However, in case of using PuTTY, the question is, which terminal type
is PuTTY emulating?  Is it actually "linux" or is it "vt100" or some
other term?  You should find this in the PuTTY docs.  Set TERM to the
appropriate value and you should be done.


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