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Re: Backspace in xterm (again)

Pete> I wonder what the difference between your setup and mine could be...

Odd isn't it.

I finally compared my /etc/X11/Xresources with the one from the
distribution. I had

*VT100.Translations: #override <Key>Delete: string("\033[3~")\n\
                               <Key>Home: string("\033OH")\n\
                               <Key>End: string("\033OF")

While the distribution has

*VT100.Translations: #override <Key>BackSpace: string("\177")\n\
                               <Key>Delete: string("\033[3~")\n\
                               <Key>Home: string("\033OH")\n\
                               <Key>End: string("\033OF")

I added the override for BackSpace, and then I get the same
misbehaviour as you describe. There is a comment saying:

! Include override for BackSpace because older xterms do not understand the
! backarrowKey resource.

I think I just never use any "older xterms"; I've not noticed any
problems with my setup.

I think I will have to go and read the Debian keyboard policy again.


  Gilbert Laycock                 email:          gtl1@mcs.le.ac.uk
  Maths and Computer Science,     http://www.mcs.le.ac.uk/~glaycock
  Leicester University            phone:         (+44) 116 252 3902

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