Terminal (TERM=xterm) on FreeBSD doesn not accept DEL or ALT key on/in a Linux YAST2 session

Thomas Dickey dickey at radix.net
Mon Mar 12 19:18:10 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 03:30:58PM +0100, O. Hartmann wrote:
> > And you are using xterm (not rxvt)?
> No, pure and plain and conservative xterm as it comes with the port and
> no extravagant terminal thingy.

Linux generally uses DEL (127) and (almost) everyone else uses BS (8).
Adding to the confusion, most keyboards label it "Backspace".

Most (but not all) applications on a given host are consistent with
the choice (or accept either code).  There are exceptions, of course.

With xterm, you can use control/Backspace to toggle between the two
(for one keypress), or use the control/left-mouse menu to toggle the
"Backarrow Key (BS/DEL)" entry.
Thomas E. Dickey
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