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bug#24964: 25.1; Backspace inside term/ansi-term on OSX


From: Jack Kamm
Subject: bug#24964: 25.1; Backspace inside term/ansi-term on OSX
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:57:37 +0000

Yes, this is the same bug. I think it is due to weird shell initialization in macOS -- it seems like the setting of erase key in TERMINFO and TERMCAP gets ignored. For now I just manually set 'stty ek' in my .zshrc/.bashrc if TERM == eterm-color.

On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 4:55 PM, Alan Third <address@hidden> wrote:
Jack Kamm <address@hidden> writes:

> On OSX, interactive programs in multi-term/ansi-term/term will insert
> the character "^?" instead of doing a backspace.
>
> Note that simply typing backspace on the command prompt works
> fine, it is only inside an interactive program (such as less
> or vim) that it breaks.
>
> To reproduce this, start emacs -Q, start ansi-term,
> type "echo foobar | less", type "/", start entering some text,
> and then hit backspace a few times. Instead of deleting
> the text, it will insert "^?" characters.

This looks like it might be related to bug#5331:

https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=5331
--
Alan Third


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