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Re: Bug#1724: unexpected keypress translations

Bill Mitchell writes ("Bug#1724: unexpected keypress translations"):
> I noticed today that keypress translations are different in an
> xterm window than on a VC not running X.  I'm really not sure
> if this is a bug or a case of "you should have expected that",
> but it caused a program expecting the VC-style keypress
> translations to misbehave when it got unexpected keypress
> translations in an xterm window.  It seems to me that, unless
> there's some good reason otherwise, default keypress translations
> shouldn't change.

You should have expected that.  Different terminals have different
escape sequences, and an xterm is not the same as a Linux console.

I'm marking this bug as done.

If you have a program that doesn't correctly use the terminal
information databases (termcap or terminfo) to interpret keystroke
escapes then that program is buggy.

> To duplicate, type "cat -v", F1, ^D in a VC; observe the results;
> startx; and do the same thing in an xterm.  I know that TERM=linux
> doesn't work right in an xterm and it's necessary to set TERM=xterm,
> but that's another issue (or at least I think it is).

No, it's not another issue.


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