backspace-key and ^H when ssh -X remote.
dickey at radix.net
Sat May 23 10:48:31 UTC 2009
On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 11:04:05PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> here's a bug with how the backspace key doesn't work across computers.
> i'm not sure if there were troubles going from FBSD to FBSD, but there is
> when i ssh from my ubuntu platform to my main desktop. i do this to edit
> files or for replying to mutt mail using vi.
> going from ethos [ubuntu] to tao [fbsd] and using vi, the backspace key
> is translated to \177 and is echoed as "^?". it does not erase. i have
> to type
> % stty erase ^V [backspacekey]
> to fix this problem. otherwise, to erase a character, i have to type a
> control-H. it is exact the same problem going from fbsd to ubunto.
> has anybody seen this before?
probably (outside of Linux and a few special cases such as Cygwin,
"everyone" else uses ^H for backspace - all of the BSD's and all
of the vendor Unix's).
Thomas E. Dickey
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