Re: Meta-D, Backspace, hamm xterm/libreadline
firstname.lastname@example.org (joost witteveen) writes:
> I just upgraded my system from a 3-week-old hamm distribution, to a
> 12-hour-old hamm distribution.
> Now, in my bash xterms, Meta-d and backspace fail to work the
> way they used to.
The new terminfo for xterm had the "erase" character set to ^H rather
than DEL. This problem bit me too.
> In my /etc/X11/Xsession I've got a
> xmodmap -e "keycode 107 = 0x04"
> that used to take care of my Backspace (or was it Delete?) problem.
> The strange thing is, that in another shell that uses the same libreadline
> as the new bash, "es", the Backspace key does work. But Meta-d doesn't.
> Meta-d should delete a word to the right. When I now press
> Meta-d, I get \"a (in TeX speak).
I'm not entirely sure here, but xterm sets the high bit on alt
characters. "tcsh" will treat this as an ALT sequence or a Latin-1
character, depending on how a variable is set. Perhaps "bash" has a
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