Subject: Re: delete and backspace...
To: Michael C. Richardson <>
From: Roger Brooks <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/19/1999 23:01:15
On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Michael C. Richardson wrote:

>  Can we extend the solution and put *two* "delete" characters into
>the tty drivers?

Not a bad idea - after all, termios has had an alternate EOL character
for ages.

However, if you use ksh for your login shell and have everything which
does record-oriented tty reads linked to use readline most of the
problems with DEL vs BS as the erase char magically go away.  :-)


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