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Re: Strange-Dangerous behaviour in Cygwin [ATTN base-file maintainer]

On Tue, May 10, 2005 6:25 pm, Corinna Vinschen said:
> On May 10 11:18, Warren Young wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >Can anybody tell me what the `stty erase' setting is good for in
>> >/etc/profile?  I'm using tcsh, so I'm not bothered by this stuff...
>> This is fine as long are you're within your shell, or another program
>> that is tolerant of the two different ways of saying 'backspace'.
>> If your 'erase' stty variable isn't set correctly, a number of things
>> fail to deal with backspace correctly.  For just one example, password
>> entry when ssh'ing to another machine requires a correct 'erase'
>> setting.
> Yes.  Did you notice what I said?  It's set automatically correctly for
> rxvt and the cygwin console and xterm if you *don't* touch it in
> /etc/profile.
> Can we stop this discussion and just do it right in /etc/profile by
> just not setting it?

Humm, sorry I've just started reading this thread, does the
/etc/skel/.inputrc have any (appologies for the pun) input into this?  I'm
willing to fix this - but I need somebody to tell me what's needed done :)


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