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Re: Problem with Cygwin reading/storing backspace character
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Maria Green <marigren at kau dot se>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:45:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Problem with Cygwin reading/storing backspace character
- References: <WorldClient-F200410150944.AA44490090@kau.se>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Maria Green wrote:
> I program in C++ and have a problem while reading characters from the
> stdin. Cygwin doesn't behave the same way as my Linux do and I don't
> know if it's supposed to or not. I've searched the web for several hours
> but I can't find any informtion about this so I will be very thankful
> for some help.
> My problem
> I use readline
istream::readline, to be exact. There's also a library called 'readline'
that lets you do input editing -- you're obviously not using that.
> to read one line and store the characters in an array. If I write
> something wrong and removes it with backspace, both the character
> deleted and the backspace character is stored in the array as well. This
> does not happen when you use Linux.
This is not Cygwin-specific, BTW.
> My questions
> Is Cygwin supposed to behave like this?
Yes, but it's not Cygwin that's causing this behavior, it's your terminal
> If so, is there anyway to make it behave like Linux instead?
Yes. 'stty erase ^H'. "man stty" for more info.
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