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

Matt Wozniski godlygeek@gmail.com
Sun May 31 00:34:00 GMT 2009


On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>>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.
>
> As I said, I've seen the ^_ in the text console on Suse only. Cygwin's
> xterm at least does distinguish between Backspace and Ctrl+Backspace
> though: if Backspace is set to send ^H, Ctrl+Backspacce sends ^?, and
> vice versa.

On Debian, at least, the console sends ^H for Ctrl+Backspace and ^?
for Backspace; that is a pretty common convention among terminal
emulators that I've used.  I vote against the ^_ suggestion; I for one
would be genuinely surprised by that.

~Matt

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