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 resort! > > 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! gary > > Hope it helps, > > Chris. -- Gary Kline [EMAIL PROTECTED] www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"