Re: ATerm backspace/delete quesion

Benjamin J. Tracy (
Wed, 6 Jan 1999 12:47:41 -0500 (EST)

I had similar problems. Works fine on local machine, but when I
telnet/rlogin to another machine, the backspace key is all of a sudden
mapped to ^? instead of the normal ^H.

Any ideas?


On Wed, 6 Jan 1999, Andy Harrison wrote:

> I can't get the backspace/delete keys working properly.  Under normal
> circumstances, it works fine.  However, I run a few quake servers and when I
> bring the quake server console back up (under screen), neither backspace nor
> delete works properly, also attempted with shift, alt, and control keys.  It
> doesn't matter whether I'm using screen or not.  The exact same symptoms occur
> at the nslookup prompt.
> I tried compiling with and without the --disable-backspace-key
> --disable-delete-key options and it made little difference.  When it's disable,
> it simply presents me with a ^H instead of a different garbage character
> sequence.  
> Works fine under other terms, BTW.  
> Any clues?
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