[CentOS] clicking backspace in centos3 makes ^?

Sam Drinkard sam at wa4phy.net
Wed Nov 30 21:04:08 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 12:54 -0800, Bryan J. Smith wrote:

> Robin Mordasiewicz <robin at bullseye.tv> wrote:
> > I connect with Putty, and then I execute "screen -D -R"
> > from my screen session I ssh to my boxes.
> You only see it when in ViM, but not on the command line?
> Or you see it in both?
> If you're only seeing it in ViM, I'm curious why ViM is not
> handling the termcaps the same as the command line.
> Unless you're running GViM (GUI).
> Then your termcap isn't provided by the same terminal as your
> command line, but your your X-Server. 
> -- Bryan
> P.S.  The "quick fix" to deal with backspace mapping issues
> on just about any modern UN*X platform is to type:  
>   $ stty erase (then hit the backspace key)

Another quick fix and more permanent would be:

# Display information about what was just done.
echo Terminal type = $TERM on line `tty`
if [ ${DISPLAY:=""} != "" ]
  echo "X11 DISPLAY set to $DISPLAY"
# Now set up the terminal modes
#stty  erase \^h kill \^x intr \^c
if stty susp \^z >>/dev/null 2>&1
   echo Job control enabled
   echo Job control not available

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