On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 11:04:05PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > guys, > > 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 http://invisible-island.net ftp://invisible-island.net
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