Subject: Re: Backspace key in X
To: maximum entropy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dave Sainty <email@example.com>
Date: 05/14/2000 12:49:27
maximum entropy writes:
> On my -current i386 system with -current xsrc, I can no longer produce
> a configuration where the backspace key behaves te way I want. My
> requirements are:
> - The backspace key must send a delete character (^?). I use emacs as
> my editor, so ^H is not an option.
> - The stty mode for my X terminals must reflect that setting.
> - The backspace key must continue to send ^? when I run screen within
> an xterm.
The xmodmap fixes will work, but sometimes have undesired effects on
other X applications. Given that you really only want to change
xterm, adjusting the xterm configuration is (I think) more
Meta <Key> BackSpace: string(0x1b) string(0x7f)\n\
~Meta <Key> BackSpace: string(0x7f)