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Re: backspace in wscons console sends ^H to processes
On 2021-07-20 08:03, Michael van Elst wrote:
bqt%update.uu.se@localhost (Johnny Billquist) writes:
But anyway. The big point is that teletypes actually just had a key
labelled "rubout". That key did send a DEL character, though.
Backspacing on a punch tape would have come pretty unnatural. :)
True. But then again, punch tape on the teletype is optional. And the
terminal itself do understand backspace, I seem to remember.
N.B. I haven't actually seen a key labelled "rubout". But the editor manual
mentioned it a lot (together with "altmode" for what is nowadays known
Just google any image of an ASR-33 keyboard?
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