ee(1): why Backspace doesn't work as expected if $TERM=xterm?
Constantine A. Murenin
mureninc at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 07:28:09 PST 2005
When I ssh my FreeBSD 4.8 machine and try to use ee(1), I always
notice that Backspace erases the following character, not the previous
one. On the contrary, I've noticed that it does not do that when I
login via console.
So I decided to play with the value of $TERM.
By default, when I ssh FreeBSD via PuTTY or Apple Terminal, I have the
TERM variable set to "xterm" or "xterm-color". When I tried to
manually change $TERM on FreeBSD and run ee, using "setenv TERM vt102
&& ee test.txt", then Backspace key in ee(1) did behave as expected.
Please, notice that Backspace does behave as expected in tcsh, it's
only ee(1) that shows this problem.
How do I fix it without changing $TERM?
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