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Re: Strange-Dangerous behaviour in Cygwin

Carlo Florendo wrote:

Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 03:02:17PM +0200, Angelo Graziosi wrote:

The problems described prviously exist in standard bash shell (that is
launched with the link on Desktop) and in the shell launched by xterm
(with startxwin.bat).

THEY DO NOT exist in dos box (with C\:cygwin\bin in W2KSP4 path) and in
the shell launched with RXVT: in these cases the BACKSPACE key delete the
previous character and does not move the cursor as the LEFT arrow key.

Again:  This means that IT IS an xterm setup issue so YOU SHOULD be
using the cygwin-xfree mailing list.

This does not seem to be an xterm setup issue. I have confirmed that running "rm -i <blah>" enables the user to move about the terminal, as in a text editor as originally stated. (Emphasized since cygwin-xfree is cc'd)
The same behavior applies to rxvt in stand-alone mode, xterm, and from the shell launched by running cygwin.bat directly from a cmd prompt.

Exporting the TERM variable in these shells and terminals to either xterm, xterm-color, rxvt, or cygwin, does not eliminate the problem. It's not bothersome for me but it certainly is wrong.
Are there any terminal setttings that have to be modified?

Ooops. Sorry, I've read earlier discussions on this issue just a few seconds ago by Erik Blake et al. So, it's not an xterm issue. It's a bug with coreutils not being POSIX compliant. A patch has been applied. We just have to wait for the next annoucement for coreutils.


Best Regards,


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