Hi Fredrik, On Mon, Mar 07, 2016 at 12:34:00AM +0100, Fredrik Fornwall wrote: > The termcap/terminfo databases try to document which terminals support > something like this in the auto_left_margin/bw variable (see first > entry at http://www.tldp.org/LDP/lpg/node127.html), but I'm unsure of > how accurate these are here (they cannot be for terminals making the > behaviour configurable).
OK, I see. So in an ideal world a simple (call "tmux" "bw") would do what I'm asking for, but as I understand it "bw" is reading but not setting the value. > As a developer of a terminal emulator (Termux), I think the behaviour > with backspace across newlines that the PicoLisp REPL expects is a > sensible one and is planning to introduce that behaviour there, so it > will at least work in one more terminal soon :). Cool! That's good news :) Termux is my main terminal anyway. > A general solution working across more terminals would involve either > pulling in something heavyweight like readline/rlwrap as already > mentioned, or extending the REPL to use escape sequences to move the > cursor across lines without depending on backspace. Right, and this is what I wanted to avoid. Knowing the proper escape sequences requires linking the termcap database (typically via curses). But that's shooting sparrows with cannons. Thanks! ♪♫ Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe