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Re: Map Backspace to ASCII DEL?
- From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb at nyckelpiga dot de>
- To: Ian Brandt <ian at ianbrandt dot com>
- Cc: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:19:53 +0200
- Subject: Re: Map Backspace to ASCII DEL?
- Organization: Esse keine toten Tiere
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- Reply-to: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb at nyckelpiga dot de>
> 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
> 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)?
I believe that this is already included in the FAQ, anyway:
put a file called .inputrc into your home directory and add these lines:
# This file is read by the 'readline' library
# (the library which bash uses for its command-
# line editing facility)
# Make Home work
# Make End work
# Make Delete work
# make Insert work
# "\C-h": backward-delete-char
# "\C-?": backward-delete-char
Backspace works for me out of thebox, so I cannot say which one will
work for you.
This works for bash and probably other shells that use readline.
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