Subject: Re: pending/161: Root's dot-files should be consistent.
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Peter da Silva <peter@Taronga.COM>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/17/1994 05:56:10
> > I'd prefer that the "correct" setting for the
> > erase & kill chars for a particular machine's console be added to the
> > gettytab file.  Then getty will set the erase and kill characters
> > appropriately automatically.

Sounds reasonable.

> this is something that there's very little good reason to be
> inconsistent about...

Having them set in gettytab is a useful thing to do, anyway, since different
terminal-type devices might well have different reasonable defaults.

(like, you don't use backspace for erase on some of DEC's more fascist
keyboard layouts because they may not HAVE a backspace character anywhere
you can use. This might not be a big deal on a PC console, but an Alpha
port of NetBSD might well have a terminal for the console.)
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