[CentOS] Backspace key is sending Delete after update to 4.4 (tcsh issue?)

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Sun Sep 3 02:11:44 UTC 2006

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On Sat, Sep 02, 2006 at 10:03:14PM -0400, Alfred von Campe wrote:
> On Sep 2, 2006, at 19:30, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> >I also noticed this change. I use bash, so this is not exclusive to
> >tcsh.
> >
> >I had to add "stty erase ^?" on my .profile to solve this one.
> tcsh actually handles it correctly (unless you remap ^? to something  
> else).  But this is still an issue in vim (and possibly other  
> applications as well).

If you use stty, vim and everything else will work fine.

> >On the other hand, this MIGHT be the correct behaviour. When
> >using the console on older version, we would already have ^?.
> >When on xterm, we would get ^H. At least now the behaviour is
> >consistent.
> I don't know if it's correct behavior or not, but it's certainly  
> changed behavior.  I'm trying to figure out what changed (and why).

I agree. This kind of change on a non-major update is disturbing.

Then again, I'm used by now on getting different behaviour on this one
for every linux distro I have to use (not to mention Solaris, AIX etc),
so I really don't worry about it.

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa
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