[CentOS] clicking backspace in centos3 makes ^?
schreian at bc.edu
Wed Nov 30 17:02:46 UTC 2005
On Nov 30, 2005, at 11:53 AM, Robin Mordasiewicz wrote:
> On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> On 11/30/05, Robin Mordasiewicz <robin at bullseye.tv> wrote:
>>> While in centos3, using vim and clicking the backspace I see the ^?
>>> character instead of it actually deleteing the previous character.
>>> In centos4 this was not a problem.
>>> I have rad about remapping keys and such, but can someone tell me
>>> the difference between centos4 and centos3 is so I can make the
>>> to make it work on centos3.
>> This isn't a problem with centos3, but rather with your terminal
>> emulator. How are you accessing the system?
> I connect with Putty, and then I execute "screen -D -R"
> from my screen session I ssh to my boxes.
> from the box I run vim on...
> [root at smtcorav02 SPECS]# echo $TERM
> Should I be adding a termcap for screen or something ?
If you type
at your remote login, it will tell you what character is being
interpreted as erase. I'm guessing, that it is set to ^H, but putty
has set your erase character to ^?. So there is a mismatch.
I don't have putty, but I bet you can set it in the terminal
emulation preferences. Or alternatively you can set it at your remote
session with the command
stty erase YOURCHOICE
where YOURCHOICE is probably ^H (literally ^ and H)
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