Re: BS in rxvt+ncurses
>>>>> Brian Mays wrote:
>> This is the rxvt maintainer here. Rxvt has many optional
>> compile-time features, one of which is the behavior of the
>> backspace key. Normally, I avoid modifying as many of the
>> "upstream" settings as possible, unless someone gives me a
>> valid reason to change them.
>> Currently, rxvt sets the backspace key by "using the current
>> stty setting of erase to guess a Backspace value of either ^H
>> or ^?." I can change a compile-time option to force rxvt to us
>> ^H always for backspace. Is this useful?
>>>>> Galen Hazelwood writes:
> Well, it would free me from having to make a quick new release
> of ncurses, so I think it would be useful. People seem to have
> found a workaround, but I think it's better to have it set right
> to begin with...
Okay. I'm building a new unstable version of rxvt with backspace set
to ^H. From this point on, Debian's rxvt policy will be to use ^H as
backspace by default.
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