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Re: lynx-dev something wrong with LYNXKEYMAP

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev something wrong with LYNXKEYMAP
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 01:33:42 -0400 (EDT)

991021 Klaus Weide wrote: 
> On Thu, 21 Oct 1999, Henry Nelson wrote:
>> When my terminfo descriptions "ttpro" and "screen" contain the following:
>>              kich1=\E[1~, khome=\E[2~, kpp=\E[3~, 
>>              kdch1=\E[4~, kend=\E[5~, knp=\E[6~, 
>> and my termcap description "SC" contains the following:
>>              :kI=\E[1~:kh=\E[2~:kP=\E[3~:\
>>              :kD=\E[4~:@7=\E[5~:kN=\E[6~:\
>> the following "output" from the keys on the "6-key pad" is captured in
>> the file created by the command (csh shell) `cat > 6keypad` (with real
>> escape codes substituted with the ascii characters "^[").
>> When "screen" is NOT running:
>>              insert: ^[[1~  home: ^[[2~  pgup: ^[[3~
>>              delete: ^[[4~   end: ^[[5~  pgdn: ^[[6~
>> When "screen" IS running:
>>              insert: ^[[2~  home: ^[[1~  pgup: ^[[5~
>>              delete: ^[[3~   end: ^[[4~  pgdn: ^[[6~
> Well, obviously screen "fixes up" your keys to generate the "normal"
> sequences, as far as programs running under screen see.
> But then you try very hard to tell those programs running under screen
> that no, screen hasn't done that, and that the keys still act
> as if the programs were NOT running under screen -
> with your "screen" and "SC" descriptions.  That can't help any programs.
> Some may just ignore it (like lynx-with-slang before 2.8.3dev.4)
> or somehow compensate for it.
my experience as a continual Screen user is
that Screen refuses to communicate with other key-manipulating programs.
to get C-Kermit to work to download files to my PC
i first have to suspend Screen with  ^ad ;
to get our nifty little Emacs-derivative editor to work
-- it uses keys F1 - F12 a lot -- i have to enter the editor first
to define those keys properly before restoring the current Screen.
yes, i have tried defining things in  .screenrc  without success;
yes, i have RTFM'd, more than once.

i believe this is a limitation of Screen itself:
probably HN has discovered another instance of it.

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