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Odd interaction between tab and backspace
- From: Mark Yagnatinsky <markyag at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 00:27:14 -0400
- Subject: Odd interaction between tab and backspace
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I'm new to this list, this is my first message; I subscribed less than
an hour ago. Please be gentle if I break etiquette.
I've tried the following in mintty and in putty, and it happens in both:
First, launch cat or grep or similar.
Type a line with some tabs in it.
Try to backspace them away.
The tabs are erased one space at time, leading to ... You know what,
why don't I just show you:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 eh?
The above was produced by typing 0 through 9 separated by tabs, then
backspacing as much as possible, then typing 'eh?' The screen still
shows 0 through 6 followed by eh?, but all cat got was the eh?!
Is it a bug, a feature, or something else?
Thanks so much!
P.S. This is my third attempt to send this message. First I sent an
html email, then I forgot a subject. Third time's a charm?
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