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Re: inconsistent bindings of backspace and delete between X and xterm


From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: inconsistent bindings of backspace and delete between X and xterm
Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 21:00:57 -0000
User-agent: tin/1.4.4-20000803 ("Vet for the Insane") (UNIX) (SunOS/5.8 (sun4u))

Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> wrote:

> This is a property of the terminal description.  For xterm it contains
> `kdch1=\E[3~' (terminfo) or `kD=\E[3~' (termcap), thus `ESC [ 3 ~' is
> mapped to <deletechar>.

\E[3~ is conventionally used to delete forward.
The choice of BS or DEL for deleting backward depends on the user.

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Thomas E. Dickey
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