backspace and delete keys behavior
malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Sat Jul 31 19:47:42 PDT 2004
On Sunday 01 August 2004 03:51, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On 2004-07-31 18:43, Mark Ovens <marko at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
> >>On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:30:59 +0100 Mark Ovens <marko at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >>> To implement this in a running X session type this in an xterm
> >>> xmodmap -e "keysym Delete = 0x04"
The default code produced by the Delete key and interpretation by X is fine.
Xterm produces the standard ANSI sequence "^[[3~" as it should and this is
encoded in termcap for xterm as delete character. And this will work as
expected for many applications working within an xterm window. The problem
comes about that the shell does not honour this termcap entry.
Don't fool with xmodmap; it will work against you in applications -- just
bind the key sequence in your shell (tcsh?)
$ bindkey "^[[3~" delete-char
I guess it would not be too difficult to extract the correct string from
termcap so that it worked for all (most) terminals but most now use the
standard ANSI sequences so it is probably not worth the effort.
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