Cursors do not work in bash under Win98

Chris Faylor
Sun Aug 22 15:36:00 GMT 1999

On Sun, Aug 22, 1999 at 11:11:38PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>But there are more problems with keystrokes that are not specific to
>cygwin but are nevertheless disturbing. Example vi: When I learnt
>using vi, I learnt three commands which are very convenient:
>	Ctrl + 6	change to alternative file
>	Ctrl + ^	ditto
>	Ctrl + ]	goto tag under cursor
>All commands never worked with a vi under cygwin. AFAIK this is a
>problem of native keyboards under win32. The key combinations
>doesn't unfortunately generate any ascii characters. On the german
>keyboard the circumflex is a dead key for national characters (though
>not existing in german language), the brackets are only reached by
>using the right Alt key (Alt Gr).

Ok.  This one I understand.  There would probably be no problem adding
this functionality.

>Conclusion: The cursor problem of 9X and special key handlings
>on native keyboards will result in problems for all times.
>I would be glad, if there would be a solution to make a special key
>mapping in cygwin that is independent of [no]tty setting and used OS.
>This could be e.g. a .cygkey file in the home directory or something
>IMHO, this should be addressed in the future (b22).

Yep.  We could have some kind of capability which allowed you to define
keys, similar to linux.

That's definitely B22 functionality.


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