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Re: Inconsistant Delete Key


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Inconsistant Delete Key
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 17:01:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

"CarlC" <address@hidden> writes:

> Here is the describe key output from my to edit sessions:
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> GOOD:
> DEL runs the command delete-char
> --------------------------------------------------------
> BAD:
> DEL runs the command backward-delete-char-untabify

I think that you have a statement that binds DEL to delete-char in
your ~/.emacs file.  Don't do that.

You should arrange that Emacs sees <delete> when you hit the delete
key and DEL when you hit the backspace key.  DEL is ascii 127.

I have configured xterm to send ESC [ 3 ~ when I hit <delete> and
then I have told Emacs that this is <delete>.  xterm sends DEL (ascii
127, ^?) when I hit <backspace>.

Which kind of terminal do you use?

kai
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