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Re: function keys



I'm not so sure there's really a problem.  As long as xterm is generating
codes that match the "xterm" terminfo spec, and the console is generating
codes that match the "linux" terminfo spec, what's the problem?

On Thu, Jan 28, 1999 at 08:49:42PM -0600, dan wrote:

> Currently, the function keys in the virtual consoles generate different escape sequences then in environments such as xterm and screen.  I've only tested keymaps under i386/qwerty, but I suspect this applies to others as well.  
> 
> Is there any logic behind the currently assigned escape sequences?  Are they sup posed to emulate a certain terminal behavior?  Right now, they don't really make sense.
> 
> My suggestion is to make function keys consistant across as many tty interfaces as possible.
> 
> I think the best way to do this is to change the files /usr/share/keymaps/*/*/* so that they are consistant on all ttys.  I would help with this, but I want to know what people think first.  Configuration for other programs could also be modified, but I don't know as much about how to do that.
> 
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> Dan Gohman
> gohmandj@cda.mrs.umn.edu
> 
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