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Re: fixing backspace and delete

>         * Some operating systems use `^H' for stty erase. However, modern
>           telnet versions and all rlogin versions propagate stty settings,
>           and almost all UNIX versions honour stty erase. Where the stty
>           settings are not propagated correctly things can be made to work
>           by using stty manually.
>         * Some operating systems have different kdch1 settings in their
>           terminfo for xterm and others. On these systems the Delete key
>           will not work correctly when you log in from a system conforming
>           to our policy, but `<--' will.

These two cases, and buggy programs, are the only problems you cannot fix
with simple keymapping and a tweak to the xterm terminfo.

You can fix these by having a wrapper that runs broken programs, or connections 
to broken systems for you, which translates what you type into what the other 
end wants to see:

--< bsdelfix >--

eval spawn -noecho $argv

interact {
 \177        {send "\008"}
 "\033\[3~"  {send "\177"}

which you run like this:

  bsdelfix telnet brokenhost


  bsdelfix brokeneditor

end of problem.

Cheers, Phil.

P.S. don't you just love expect ? :-)

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