Strange-Dangerous behaviour in Cygwin

Carlo Florendo
Mon May 9 03:30:00 GMT 2005

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,


Carlo Florendo
Astra Philippines Inc.

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