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Re: emacs -nw keypad, tpu-edt.el, and C-h

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 07:00:46PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> One more thing: with your change, Alt can be used to override ^? and
>> get ^H instead. Usually though, Ctrl is used as the modifier for this,
>> whereas Alt acts as Meta (i.e. it sends a ^[ prefix).
>Actually, we could take this one step further. In MinTTY, if Backspace
>is set to send ^?, Ctrl+Backspace sends ^_ (i.e. 0x1F) rather than ^H.
>This allows that key combination to also be distinguished from Ctrl+H,
>e.g. as a shortcut for erasing a whole word, like in many GUI
>applications. As it sends a single control character, it can be used
>to replace ^W in the terminal settings, with 'stty werase ^_'. (I'm
>not suggesting that werase should be set to ^_ by default.) Anyone who
>actually wants a ^H can still get that with Ctrl+H.
>The Linux console in Opensuse actually does the same thing, and two's
>a standard, right? ;)

Actually, no.  I emulated the linux console on my system.  kterminal and
xterm also makes no distinction that I can see between CTRL-Backspace
and Backspace.


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