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Re: Map Backspace to ASCII DEL?

Ian Brandt <> wrote:
> I've searched through the mailing list and have seen many posts related 
> to backspace and delete behavior, so my apologies in advance for yet 
> another one, but I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for in the 
> archives.
> Currently it seems that the cygwin terminal sends ^H (ASCII BS, 0x08) 
> for backspace, and the VT220 Remove escape sequence (\E[3~, 0x1B5B337E) 
> for Delete.  I'd like it to send ^? (ASCII DEL, 0x7F) so that ^H can be 
> used by applications (e.g. emacs).  This is how I've always configured 
> other terminal emulators that I've used, and it has worked well.
> I believe Cygwin just repeats what it gets from Windows.  Typically for 
> the console this would changed via keymaps, but I don't see that Cygwin 
> uses this.  I don't want to change my mapping in Windows as obviously 
> that would mess up my native environment.  Is there a low level way to 
> change the keymap for Cygwin?  If not is there a source hack I could 
> implement (and if so where in the source should I look)?

`stty erase ^?', IIRC.

-- Elfyn

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