> From: Thomas Dickey <address@hidden>
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 03:04:20PM +0000, sgerwk--- via Bug-ncurses wrote:
>> This is about dialog-1.3-20190211
>> My understanding is that binding a key to OK, EXTRA or HELP in dialog makes
>> it the same as pressing the corresponding button. The return value is
>> indeed correct, but the selected entry is not output.
>> Example: file "bindings" contains only "bindkey menubox ^k OK", and I run:
>> DIALOGRC=bindings dialog --last-key --extra-button --help-button \--menu "menu" 20 70 20 abc efgh fgsdf ere >2>| log; echo $?; ls -l log
>> Pressing Enter writes "abc" in "log". Pressing Ctrl-K does not. The
>> returnvalue is correct (0), and is also correct if I bind Ctrl-K to the
> That part's a bug (unintended behavior). I'm considering how to improve this.
>> Also, I do not see where --last-key outputs the last key pressed.
> The --last-key option doesn't do anything for menubox (not yet, anyway).
> See the bug report which asked for the feature:
> The menubox wasn't in that :-)
Thanks for fixing it!
>> Also, the man page tells that \k should bind a simple 'k', but that does
>> notwork for me.
> I don't see which part of the manual you might be reading for "\k".
Section "KEY BINDINGS" says: "Finally, it allows any single character to be escaped with a backslash"