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Re: Problem with keys

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Problem with keys
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 12:29:53 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 6 May 2008, galapogos wrote:

Thomas Dickey-2 wrote:
If kbs is ^H, then ncurses looks for control/H.
But if your terminal sends ^?, then ncurses will not know it is backspace.

Most of the Linux distributions make changes as needed to make the
terminal emulators send ^? for "backspace", while almost everyone else
uses ^H.  They should also modify the terminfo entries in ncurses, but
not all of the Linux distributions do _that_.

So basically I have to make sure the key mapping in the terminal
emulator(termcap/terminfo) matches the terminfo entries in ncurses?

yes, that's correct

Thomas E. Dickey

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