Subject: Re: i386 xterm key bindings
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From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 07/03/2000 19:35:06
In message <20000704022649.96B86DD@proven.weird.com>Greg A. Woods writes
>> I have been runing for years with the
>> xmodmap -e "keysym BackSpace = Delete"
>That's an extremely insuficient hack in my opinion, especially if you
>ever have the occasion to use the raw console interface for "real"
Yes, probably, but for xterms, it does exactly what I want.
The point which nobody seems able to answer is:
``how do I make the delete-left key generate ASCII DEL''?
At least over an rlogin or telnet session? It looks to me as if
someone designed a kludge that works for X, but simply didn't think
about interoperating over Telnet/rlogin streams, or non-X screen-aware
apps run in an xterm.
If the current setup doesn't acutally support that, then I propose we
back out the keybinding changes to xterm, and submit a pullup request
to do the same in 1.5. At least until someone fixes the current bugs.