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Re: 1.7.3: Backspace key not working in GNU screen.
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 01:36:07PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 12:16:26PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 05:00:30PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>>The issue only affects the specific case of 'screen' running in the
>>>console without 'tty' in the CYGWIN settings: the backspace key sends
>>>^@ instead of what's set in the console's stty settings. Yes, I assume
>>>it's a Cygwin bug.
>>Since setting CYGWIN=tty is pretty much equivalent to running under a
>>pty I'd say that it could actually be a screen bug.
>Nope, you're right. It's a Cygwin bug. I'm fixing it now.
I'm not 100% sure that this is the right fix but the new snapshot at
least works around the problem.
The problem is that screen explicitly sets VERASE to 0. I believe that
it does that to mean "there is really no erase character since I'm
handling that". That should not cause Cygwin to send a null character.
I think it should probably just send the default \177 character.
So that is the change I've made.
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