On Sun, Sep 16, 2007 at 07:46:53AM +1000, Chris Keladis wrote:
> On 9/16/07, Gary Kline <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> > On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 10:58:52AM -0700, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> > > Chad Perrin wrote:
> > > >On Fri, Sep 14, 2007 at 06:01:03PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>    Sometimes when I ssh from a remote server and edit a file with
> > > >>    vi, my [Backspace keys] are not interpretered correctly.
> > > >>    Instead of erasing characters and backing up one byte and
> > > >>    clearing that character my cursor moves forward.
> > > >>
> > > >>    Example: typing "This" as "thos" and backspacing to the 'o'
> > > >>    I'll see "thos^?^?"    Can anybody 'splain what idiot thing i'm
> > > >>    doing wrong and how to fix it?
> When in a problematic SSH session try entering 'stty erase <ctrl-v ctrl-?>'

        Hm.  I'm on tao2 now, ssh's into tao.  On a Konsole on tao2, 
        the [backspace] key works fine--from the CL.  Your suggestion of
        using the literal ^V^? makes no difference.  The only thing that
        does, is selection the "freebsd console" from the  Konsole
        Settings -> Keyboard drop-down, as I wrote to Chad a few minutes
        ago.  So closer.  

> Then hit the backspace key and see if it behaves as normal.
> If that works, then you have a terminal emulation problem, and need to
> try some other terms to find one that works for your keyboard (must be
> set both client AND server-side).
> If you think you really need to edit the keyboard mappings then the
> file is /etc/termcap but i strongly recommend trying a few different
> terminals (try vt100, linux, xterm, etc) before editing that file.

        I'm not touching the termcap file unless it's an (abs) last
> Remember, they need to be set in pairs, so change the term on both
> sides, disconnect, reconnect with the new term, and do your tests.

        Thanks for your help, gentleen.   I'll let you know when/if I
        figure this out!


> Hope it helps,
> Chris.

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