backspace and delete keys behavior
marko at freebsd.org
Fri Jul 30 05:20:50 PDT 2004
Mariano Guadagnini wrote:
> Hi guys, I am new to Freebsd (after years of linux) and, althought system
> installation and configuration was quite seamlessly, I've an issue with the
> delete key of my keyboard (101 keys us layout): In xterm, the backspace key
> works ok, but when I press del, it prints the "~" character, instead of
> deleting . I have read it has something to do with keyboard layout config,
> but I couldn't find out how to fix it. So, any ideas?
> Thanks, (and forgive my poor english)
Add this to ~/.Xdefaults
XTerm*vt100.translations: #override \n\
<Key>Delete: string(0x04) \n
which maps Ctrl-D to the DEL key, then run
% xrdb < ~/.Xdefaults
to implement it (in the current X session).
Note that this won't change the behaviour in the current xterm, but will
in any new ones you open.
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